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Old December 1st, 2005, 01:42 AM   #21
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here i resized it ,enjoy
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Old December 25th, 2005, 01:42 AM   #22
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a modern synagogue, built by R. Stech in 1892 to the design of architect Fleicher in Romantic Moor-Romanesque style. The two towers neatly contain the divided facade, culminating in the three-sided gable.

The synagogue was an indication of the rich Jewish community in Plzen which, however, was practically decimated by the Nazis.


The new synagogue in Astana.


Spanish Synagogue


Pinkas Synagogue




The Great Synagogue in Plzen
The Great Synagogue (known as Velká Synagoga in Czech) in Plzeň is the world's third largest synagogue. The synagogue was built in 1892 when the Jewish community in Plzeň numbered some 2,000. It now numbers in the hundreds and the synagogue is now being restored after years of neglect under communist rule.





The Old New Synagogue in Josefov, Prague (also called the Alt-neu Shul, the Altneuschule, the Altneusynagoge , or Staronová synagoga in Czech) is Europe's oldest active synagogue.

Completed in 1270 in gothic style, it was one of Prague's first gothic buildings. It was originally called the New or Great Shul. When newer synagogues were built in the 16th century, it became known as the Old-New Synagogue. A still older synagogue, known as the Old Shul, was demolished in 1867 and replaced by another synagogue.

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Nine steps lead from the street into a vestibule, from which a door opens into a rectangular nave with six vaulted bays. Two large pillars aligned east to west in the middle of the room each support the interior corner of four bays. The bays have two narrow Gothic windows on the sides, for a total of twelve, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The narrow windows are probably responsible for many descriptions of the Altneu Shul as being dark and dingy, but it is now brightly lit, with several electric chandeliers.

The table from which Torah scrolls are read (the bimah) is located between the two pillers. The Ark (Aron Kodesh) where the Torah scrolls are stored is located in the middle of the customary east wall. There are five steps leading up to the Ark and two round stained glass windows on either side above it. A lectern in front of the ark has a square well a few inches below the main floor for the service leader to stand in.

The synagogue follows orthodox custom, with separate seating for men and women during prayer services. Women sit in an outer room with small windows looking into the main sanctuary. The framework of the roof, the gable, and the party wall date from the Middle Ages.

An unusual feature is a large flag on a standard at the west pillar bearing a Star of David, the text of Shema Yisrael, and a Jewish hat, the last a symbol of the Jewish community in Prague since the 15th century. The right to carry a flag, a symbol of community autonomy, was granted by Ferdinand II of Austria in recognition of the services of the Jews in the defense of Prague against the Swedes. The current flag was presented to the Jews by Charles VI (the flag now on display is a replica).

Golem
Acoring to legend, the Golem constructed from clay and animated by the Maharal, Rabbi Judah Low ben Bezalel, who served at the Alt-neu Shul, is stored in the synagogue's attic. A seat is reserved for the Maharal at the front of the sanctuary.

--->for anyonewho knows that ^ story about the golem , anyone who tries going upstairs , never comes down. once a guy tied a string around his ankel and the guys who stayed back pulled him out dead.




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Agoudas hakehilos, located on rue Pavee 10, is an Art Nouveau synagogue built in 1913 and designed by Hector Guimard.


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WEST LONDON SYNAGOGUE OF BRITISH JEWS



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Cleveland temple is right near my synagogue.
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Old December 25th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #23
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Nice. Where is the first one located on this page (2)?
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Old December 25th, 2005, 04:09 AM   #24
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It's interesting that a synagouge having to towers on them is pretty common, b/c even the Central Synagogue in midtown Manhattan, in NYC, has this feature.

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Old December 25th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #25
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Cleveland temple is right near my synagogue.
Why did you have to quote all of the pics?!
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Old December 25th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #26
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We shouldn't forget the Eldridge Synagogue, which was the first synagogue in NYC.

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Old December 25th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #27
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Has anyone either seen in person or viewed pictures of enough synagouges to know who would win the following architectural battle:

American synagouges vs Israeli synagouges????????
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Old December 26th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #28
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It's interesting that a synagouge having to towers on them is pretty common, b/c even the Central Synagogue in midtown Manhattan, in NYC, has this feature.

most prob. becouse it resembles a Torah scroll
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Old December 26th, 2005, 06:26 AM   #29
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Has anyone either seen in person or viewed pictures of enough synagouges to know who would win the following architectural battle:

American synagouges vs Israeli synagouges????????
i have , but i im prob. one of the only ones.
a better battle would be American vs. European , Israeli synogogues are visulay esthetic usualy mostly on the inside and generaly bland from the outside. while American and European ones also provide for an outer facade that usualy captures the eye.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 06:33 AM   #30
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Nice. Where is the first one located on this page (2)?
Szeged, Hungary

i think
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Old December 26th, 2005, 06:37 AM   #31
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Dohany Synagogue



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i found a bunch more but im to lazy , so, ill get em up later
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These are all great!
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:36 AM   #33
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Here's one in Hong Kong, The Ohel Leah Synagogue in Mid-Levels





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Old January 2nd, 2006, 06:17 AM   #34
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what is a synagogue?
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Jewish place of worship.
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New Synagogue in Dresden!

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:24 AM   #37
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NYC: 47-9 White St.

Date:1967

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NYC: NE cor. Eighth Ave. and Garfield Place. (Park Slope):

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:31 AM   #39
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