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, GPO Source: Government Press Office
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While it was founded in 1471, it didn’t get its distinctive color until 1492, when it received an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish inquisition, who brought a tradition of painting buildings blue. It was believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about […]
Source: Sharon Gabay – Art Photographer
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 to the Prague´s Jewish Museum, it houses part of the exhibition, and popular concerts […]
Good Morning from The Great Synagogue in Copenhagen: Closing in 1 week for 2 years for a complete renovation.
The Great Synagogue is the main synagogue of the Jewish community in Copenhagen, Denmark. During World War II, the Synagogue’s Torah scrolls were hidden at nearby Trinitatis Church and were later returned to the Synagogue after the war. The landmark was the victim of 2 terror attacks, in 1985 there […]
What a great addition to the game pile! Did you know: In 1936, Parker Brothers began licensing the game for sale outside the United States. In 1941, the British Secret Intelligence Service had John Waddington Ltd., the licensed manufacturer of the game in the United Kingdom, create a special edition […]
Source: Tova In Israel
This unusual coloring was introduced by Jewish refugees, who believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about heaven and God. The tradition caught on, becoming a signature feature of the old part of town. Photo: Brian Hammonds
“Last month, my friends and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We visited Chabad often as well as the one kosher restaurant in the city, called Ruth’s. Only a very small Jewish community remains in Florence- I believe numbering around 300, who mostly reside in the area neighboring the Sinagoga di Firenze…”
“Last month, my friends and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We visited Chabad often as well as the one kosher restaurant in the city, called Ruth’s. Only a very small Jewish community remains in Florence- I believe numbering around 300, who mostly reside in the area neighboring the Sinagoga […]
CHECK OUT THIS SHUL: Beth Joseph, the architectural gem and a prized landmark in the Adirondack woods community of Tupper Lake.
“Reminiscent of synagogues in the rural regions of Eastern European countries from which ancestors of the Jewish settlers of the Adirondack Mountains migrated in the late nineteenth century, Beth Joseph is an architectural gem and a prized landmark in the Adirondack woods community of Tupper Lake. Founded in 1905 to […]