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10. 4. 2017

Vysoká synagoga (High Synagogue) in Prague

Vysoká synagoga – a private preaching place of the Jewish councilors. The Synagogue, which dominates Červená ulice (Red Street) was built together with Židovská radnice (Jewish Town Hall) in 1577. The construction was, just like the other monuments of the Jewish Community, financed by the rich communal leader Mordechai Maisel. The buidling standing directly opposite the Staronová synagoga (Old New Synagogue) served as a private preaching place of the Jewish councilors. » More »

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9. 4. 2017

Prague’s Jewish community has a history going back a very long way indeed

Prague’s Jewish community has a history going back a very long way indeed. Jewish merchants and money lenders were settling in Prague as early as the 10th century. The original community in the Malá Strana moved in the middle of the 12th century to Josefov. » More »

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9. 4. 2017

Klausen Synagogue in Prague

On our tour of Jewish sights in Prague we cannot leave out a very important building which is situated in close proximity of the Old Jewish Cemetery  and thus forms a part of the Jewish Town. We are speaking of the Klausen Synagogue (czech Klausová synagoga) which is one of the six historical premises of the Jewish Museum in Prague. » More »

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9. 4. 2017

The Pinkas Synagogue

On this tour, I would like to introduce you to another jewel in Prague Jewish Town. The Pinkas Synagogue (czech Pinkasova synagoga) is situated directly in the centre of the town, in a quarter called Josefov. We will enter the synagogue with an L-shaped layout through its main entrance from Široká street. » More »

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6. 11. 2014

Prague – Smíchov Synagogue

Our next excursion to the Jewish landmarks will take us to Prague – Smíchov where next to a mega trade centre Nový Anděl we will find an unusual Jewish monument – the Smíchov Synagogue. The object of the synagogue has been classifed as a cultural landmark. » More »

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4. 11. 2014

Jubilee (also Jerusalem) Synagogue in Prague

Jubilee (also Jerusalem) Synagogue – with treasure that no other Jewish temple in the world can show off with. Jubilee Synagogue(czech: Jubilejní synagoga) is the youngest synagogue located in the premises of the Jewish Town of Prague but it is much bigger than the others. It is to be found in the New Town in Jeruzalémská street. Jubilee Synagogue was built in Moorish style and replaced Zigeuner, New and Great-Court synagogues that were demolished during the sanation and the improvement of hygienic conditions of the Jewish Town. The synagogue was completed in 1906 based on the plans of the renowned Viennese architect, worthy and experienced synagogue constructor Wilhelm Stiassny. » More »

Staronová synagoga z východu, 1836

25. 2. 2011

Prague Jewish Town

Through this article, I would like to take you to the place which is very important for the history of Prague Judaism. Its origins come from 13th century when Jews were forced to live separately from Christian citizens in so called ghettos. Today, we are going to set out on a tour of the oldest and also largest Jewish ghetto in Europe with the second world’s largest museum of Judaism. » More »