The Spanish Synagogue. Fragment.

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During the Second World War, the Germans used the building as a repository for property taken from the Jews. The building underwent a restoration in the late 1990s.

The building is owned by the Jewish Museum of Prague, and is used as a museum and concert hall.

Despite its name, the synagogue was never used by a Spanish or Sephardic congregation: it was in fact an early Reform temple. There are two theories to account for the synagogue's name.

1) The Moorish architectural style may have been found reminiscent of the Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain.

2) The synagogue was on the site of the city's most ancient synagogue, which may originally have been used by Byzantine Jews. Some awareness of this fact may have given rise to the legend of a historic Sephardic community.

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senmax on August 11, 2012

Прекрасное фото.

Nadia Kushnir on August 11, 2012

Большое спасибо, Богдан!

Joli Harsányi on August 13, 2012

Great detail. L Greetings, Joli

Ivan Logvinov on August 25, 2012


Nadia Kushnir on August 25, 2012

Спасибки, Иван!

Nadia Kushnir on August 25, 2012

Many thanks, Joli!! on September 17, 2012

Nadia: el encanto de la geometría.

LIKE 14.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Nadia Kushnir on September 17, 2012

I thank you, Eliseo! Kind regards. Nadia.

Zygmunt Borowski on October 30, 2012

Very nice photo, like!

Best greetings, Zygmunt

Nadia Kushnir on October 30, 2012

I thank you, dear Zygmunt!

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Photo taken in Old Town, 110 00 Prague-Prague 1, Czech Republic

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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2011/06/29 15:55:35
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/3200)
    • Focal Length: 44.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
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