Did you know? There are approximately 5,000 Jews living in India. The Indian Jewish community always had the unique ability to blend into the local culture of the region while keeping to the Jewish traditions and customs. In the photo, an Indian Synagogue in Mumbai. Photo: Moshe Milner, Government Press […]
🕍 The Portuguese Synagogue is a late 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam, completed in 1675. The Amsterdam Sephardic community was one of the largest and richest Jewish communities in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age, and their very large synagogue reflected this. The synagogue remains an active place of worship […]
The Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue in Moscow was opened in 1883. It was a private synagogue founded by a successful businessman, millionaire Lazar Solomonovich Polyakov who was the head of the Jewish community in Moscow. The synagogue was initially an ordinary Moscow house. It was bought by Polakov and reconstructed by the […]
Menucha Rachel’ Synagogue in Hebron is the oldest Chabad synagogue in Israel and perhaps in the entire world.
Menucha Rachel’ Synagogue in Hebron is the oldest Chabad synagogue in Israel and perhaps in the entire world. In 1819, Rabbi Dovber of Lubavitch, the second Rebbe of Chabad Chassidic movement and the son of Rabbi Schneor Zalman of Liadi sent a group of followers led by Rabbi Shimon Shmerling to establish […]
95 years old, Israeli Moshe Samter looks at his handmade miniature of a home lounge in his miniatures museum “Great Mini World” in Yokneam Illit, Israel. Moshe Samter creates miniatures of his childhood memories from his hometown Reichenbach, East Germany where he was born in 1923. In his museum he […]
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🕍 South Manchester Synagogue was founded in 1872 by a group of people who wished to cater for those Ashkenazi families who lived south of Manchester City Centre. In 1913, the congregation moved from premises in Sidney Street, Chorlton on Medlock, to a new building in the then semi-rural location […]
Beit Rachel Synagogue in Astana, Kazakhstan is the largest synagogue in Central Asia and is a testament to Kazakhstan’s religious tolerance. The synagogue which opened in 2004 serves a Jewish community of roughly 150 families, most of which were forcibly moved to the area by Stalin in the 1950s from […]
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FIFA World Cup Fans: The Jewish community of Rostov welcomes you! Please contact the Jewish Community of Rostov if you are in the area. Tonight Brazil vs Switzerland at the Rostov Arena.
770 Eastern Parkway, also known as “770”, is the street address of the central headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement, located on Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. The house was built in 1920 and originally served as a medical center. In 1940, the building […]
? The Alsheich Synagogue in Safed, Israel named after Rabbi Moshe Ben Haim Alsheich who lived in the 16th century. The synagogue was built more than 500 years ago during what was known as Safed’s Golden Era. The unique arches of the building are attributed to the Samarkand style of […]
Welcome to the Shul of Bal Harbour. It all began in 1981 in sunny South Florida feet away from the pristine Miami beaches and world famous Bal Habour Shops. Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar would stand on Collins Avenue for hours asking passerby’s if they were Jewish and would like to join in a Minyan. […]
My mother was born and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. She would tell me stories with such great fondness of her weekends at Grossinger’s. I’ll be honest, when I was a kid, I used to think Grossinger’s was a family she would spend her summers with […]
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The Synagogue of the Priests of Djirt, is a synagogue located in Hara Kbira, the Jewish neighborhood located on the outskirts of Houmt Souk, on the Tunisian island of Djerba. It is named after the ancient Jewish village of Djirt, modern-day Er Riadh. According to tradition, it was in this […]
70 Photos of Israel by Bentzi Sasson We know you LOVE ISRAEL ! Now let’s see how well you know her .. In honor of Israel’s 70th Birthday, Humans of Judaism has partnered up with GO Kosher Travel and photographer Bentzi Sasson. Together, we have selected 70 Photos, from 70 […]
The Ashkenazi Ari Synagogue, located in Safed, Israel, was built in memory of Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534 – 1572), who was known by the Hebrew acronym “the ARI”. It dates from the late 16th-century, it being constructed several years after the death of Luria, a great kabbalist who arrived in […]
Check Out The Biggest Seder in the World! 1,824 people will gather together tonight and make history at the biggest Seder in the world which will take place in Ko Samui, Thailand. This Seder arranged by #Chabad, is one of hundreds of sedorim organized by Chabad Shluchim (emissaries) in 92 […]
PASSOVER FUNDRAISER: Yad Yisroel Who knows where they are going for Passover Seder? I do. But there are some people who don’t have a place to go and they need our help. It is with great pleasure to partner with Yad Yisroel in joining their efforts to raise the money […]
The Great Synagogue of Tunis is the main synagogue of Tunis, the capital and the largest city of Tunisia.
The Great Synagogue of Tunis is the main synagogue of Tunis, the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. Constructed between 1933-1938, the Synagogue is also known as “La Grande Synagogue”, served as the premier synagogue outside the old Jewish quarter, capable of accommodating over 400 worshippers. it is one of 82 […]
The Maryina Roshcha Synagogue is a synagogue in Moscow established in 1925. The building, completed in 1996, replaced the one destroyed by fire in 1993. Since 2000 it’s also a Chabad-Lubavitch Community Center. The Synagogue is part of a large Jewish spiritual center under the auspices of the Moscow Jewish […]
The Abuhav Synagogue is a 15th-century synagogue in Safed, Israel, named after 15th-century Spanish Rabbi and kabbalist, Isaac Abuhav. Its design is said to be based on Kabbalistic teachings. According to tradition, Rabbi Abuhav designed the synagogue and his disciples erected the building in Safed when they arrived in the […]
The Synagogue in Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva is a synagogue located in Lublin, Poland, in the building of Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva.
The Synagogue in Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva is a synagogue located in Lublin, Poland, in the building of Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva. The synagogue was completed in 1930 along with the rest of the complex of the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva. Apart from religious functions, it was used as a lecture hall for […]
The Spanish Synagogue in Prague is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Europe. The synagogue got its name from the Moorish style, in which it was built in 1868 on the site of the original synagogue – so called Altschul – from the 12th century. The synagogue now belongs […]
The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was built in the Romanesque Revival style resembling a classical basilica.
The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was built in the Romanesque Revival style resembling a classical basilica. The synagogue was built between 1897 and 1898. It was designed by Georgiy Shleifer. A sugar magnate and philanthropist Lazar Brodsky financed its construction. The building was […]
The Oświęcim Synagogue, also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, Poland.
The Oświęcim Synagogue, also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, Poland. The formal, as well as pre-war, the name of the synagogue is Chevra Loymdei Mishnayot. The Synagogue was built circa 1913 and functioned until the German occupation. During the war, its […]
The Maisel Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic was built in Renaissance style between 1590 and 1592. Mordechai Maisel, the leader of Prague Jewish community and the richest Prague citizen in the 16th century donated many valuable ritual objects for it. It was the first Prague synagogue accessible to women. Built […]
The Abraham Avinu Synagogue was built in the Jewish Quarter of Hebron in 1540. The domed structure represented the physical center of the Jewish Quarter of Hebron, and became the spiritual center of the Jewish Community there and a major center for the study of Kabalah. It was restored in […]
The Hidden Synagogue of Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czech Republic was discovered only recently and here is the amazing story behind it.
František Bubák owned an apartment in Theresienstadt but was forced to leave by the Nazis in order to make room for thousands of Jewish prisoners. After the war, Bubák moved back to the property. Sometime later, he was doing some renovations, which included taking down a kitchen wall. As the […]
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