-Welcome to the site devoted to the landmarks and history of the Jewish Prague.
Panoramatic view of the Španělská synagoga (Spanish Synagogue) and Muzeum židovství (Jewish Museum)
(drive your mouse across the picture – if you move the pointer the picture will move, too)
We have prepared a tour of the most interesting view points of the Jewish Prague for you.
Prague has always been related to the Jewish community. According to the historical records the first information on the Jewish inhabitants in Prague come from 1200 AD however it is more probable that they have always lived there.
Prague takes an absolutely exceptional place in the Jewish culture concerning the historical development and the extent of the buildings and landmarks. Despite the fires, wars, pogroms and finally their expulsion from the land, the Jews had managed to build their own district in Prague which they called Josefov in gratitude for the Emperor´s Edicts from the end of the 18th century.
The articles are divided into thematic parts:
- In the first part we have prepared general information on Judaism for you.
- In the second part we will introduce the main view points of the Old Jewish Town to you.
- And the third part involves other Jewish landmarks of Prague.
How the site Jewish Prague works:
Description of the Jewish Prague is given in form of the articles that can be found below.
First part: General information on Judaism
Life in the name of the Torah (Život ve znamení Tóry)
Jewish traditions and customs (Zvyky a tradice Židů)
Meaning of „Kosher“ (Co znamená Košer)
Jewish prayer (Židovská bohoslužba)
Mordechai Maisel (Mordechaj Maisl)
Rabi Löw (Rabi Löw)
Franz Kafka (Franz Kafka)
Noted Jewish Personalities (Další významné židovské osobnosti Prahy)
Legend of Prague´s Golem (Legenda o Golemovi)
History of the Jewish inhabitants in the Czech lands
Sanitation of the Jewish ghetto (Asanace židovského města)
Second part – Main monuments of the Old Jewish Town
Map of the Old Jewish Town- Josefov in Prague
Articles on the Old Jewish Town – Josefov
Prague Jewish Town – Josefov (Pražské židovské město) – new
Maisel Synagogue (Maiselova synagoga) – new
Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova synagoga) – new
Old Jewish Cemetery (Starý Židovský Hřbitov) – new
Klausen Synagogue (Klausová synagoga) – new
Jewish Ceremonial Hall – building of Prague Burial Society – new
Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) – new
Jewish Town Hall (Židovská radnice)- new
High Synagogue (Vysoká synagoga)- new
Spanish Synagogue (Španělská synagoga) - new
Jewish Museum (Židovské muzeum) – new
Articles on Other Jewish Monuments of Prague
Jubilee Synagogue in Jerusalem Street (Jubilejní synagoga v Jerusalémské ulici)
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague´s Žižkov(Starý židovský hřbitov na Žižkově)
New Jewish Cemetery (Nový židovský hřbitov)
Smíchov Synagogue (Smíchovská synagoga)
Old Jewish Cemetery in Smíchov (Starý židovský hřbitov na Smíchově)