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Jewish Museum in Prague – description

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Jewish Museum(czech: Židovské muzeum) in Prague currently administrates the world´s most extensive collections of objects with the Jewish matter. This primacy particularly belongs to the museum based on more than forty thousand of collection objects and hundreds of thousands books. The museum provides complete information mapping out the life, customs and traditions of the Jewish population in the territory of our country.

History of the museum The Spanish Synagogue - Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum was founded in Prague in 1906. It was founded mainly due to a historian dr. Salomon Hugo Lieben and the later chairman of the Prague Jewish Community dr. August Stein. The museum was basically established in order to preserve precious objects from the Prague synagogues that had been pulled down during the 20th century. The museum was also opened after the occupation of Bohemia and Moravia in 1939.

In 1942, the Jewish Central Museum was established where the Nazis placed the objects from the abolished Jewish communities and synagogues from the territory of Bohemia and Moravia. After WW2 the museum was part of the National Administration of the Jewish Predbyterate. In 1950 it became the state ownership, in 1994 the Jewish Museum in Prague was marked as non-governmental institution.

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Besides the museum building the Jewish Museum administrates also five synagogues, namely: Maisel Synagogue (czech:Maiselova synagoga), Pinkas Synagogue (czech:Pinkasova synagoga), Spanish Synagogue (czech:Španělská synagoga), Klausen Synagogue (czech:Klausová synagoga) and Ceremonial Hall of the Burial Society (czech:Obřadní síň pohřebního bratrstva) . There are expositions in each of the named synagogues commemorating certain historical periods of the Jewish population. The Maiselova synagogue not only serves as a depositary of the Jewish Museum but also as an exhibition space for the exposition called Jewish History in Bohemia and Moravia (czech:Dějiny Židů v Čechách a na Moravě) – covering thee period from the beginning of the settlement until the beginning of the emancipation. The Pinkas Synagogue contains e.g. an exhibition of the children´s drawings from children from the concentration camp in Terezín.

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The museum further administartes Old Jewish Cemetery (czech: Starý židovský hřbitov) and Jewish Archive (czech: Židovský archiv) which is currently situated in Smíchov Synagogue (czech: Smíchovská synagoga). Besides these sacral objects the collections of the Jewish Museum contain a range of precious religious objects, ancient scrolls and other valuables.

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Photo Gallery:

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Contact:

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Jewish museum in Prague (czech: Židovské muzeum v Praze)
U Staré školy 1,
110 01 Praha 1 – Staré Město (Old Town)
phone: +420 222 749 211
fax. +420 222 749 300
web: http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/aindex.php
e-mail: office@jewishmuseum.cz

Opening hours:
Winter opening times 9 am – 4.30 pm
Summer opening times 9 am – 6 pm

The museum is open every day except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

Entrance fees and more info click here

You can use this ticket to visit Robert Guttmann´s Gallery (czech: Galerie Roberta Guttmanna ).

Public Transport:
Metro – line A – Staroměstská
Tram – 17, 18, 53 – Staroměstská
Bus – 133 – Staroměstská
From there walk along Široká street until you reach the Jewish Museum

Transport connection:
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GPS: 50°5’24.759″N, 14°25’15.653″E
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GENERAL INFORMATION ON JUDAISM:

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Life in the name of the Torah 
Jewish traditions and customs

Meaning of „Kosher“
Synagogue
Jewish prayer 
Mordechai Maisel

Rabi Löw
Franz Kafka 
Noted Jewish Personalities
 
Legend of Prague´s Golem

History of the Jewish inhabitants in the Czech lands
Sanitation of the Jewish ghetto

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Map of the Old Jewish Town- Josefov  in Prague:

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Pinkasova synagoga: 50.089283, 14.417005
Starý židovský hřbitov: 50.088983, 14.417166
Maiselova synagoga: 50.088781, 14.418677
Obřadní síň - budova pražského Pohřebního bratrstva: 50.090037, 14.417031
Staronová synagoga: 50.089926, 14.418488
Klausová synagoga: 50.090350, 14.421120
Vysoká synagoga a židovská radnice: 50.089971, 14.418582
Španělská synagoga: 50.090209, 14.421019
Jewish Museum in Prague (Židovské muzeum): 50.090649, 14.420930

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MAIN MONUMENTS OF THE PRAGUE OLD JEWISH TOWN:

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Prague Jewish Town – Josefov (Pražské židovské město)
Maisel Synagogue (Maiselova synagoga)
Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova synagoga)
Old Jewish Cemetery (Starý Židovský Hřbitov)
Klausen Synagogue (Klausová synagoga)
Jewish Ceremonial Hall – building of Prague Burial Society
Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga)
Jewish Town Hall (Židovská radnice)
High Synagogue (Vysoká synagoga) 
Spanish Synagogue (Španělská synagoga)
Jewish Museum (Židovské muzeum)

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Map of the other Jewish Monuments in Prague:

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Židovské památky mimo cetrum: 50.087371, 14.420820

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)

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