The Spanish Synagogue in Prague

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 Great Synagogue of Sydney

The Great Synagogue of Sydney (known in Hebrew as Beth Yisrael) is one of Sydney’s most beautiful, fascinating and historic heritage buildings. The Synagogue has stood on its present site for well over a hundred years, since 1878, but the congregation itself has a history going back at least fifty […]

The shul in Neckarbischofsheim

My Grandfather’s family was originally from a small town in Germany named Neckarbischofsheim. Every couple of years our family goes to Neckarbischofsheim to view the family history and see where our family was for so long. The shul in Neckarbischofsheim, which was the center of the Jewish community, was destroyed […]

Friday March 13, 2020 in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Friday morning is usually bustling. This morning March 13, 2020 I walked the whole length of Jaffa Street, the main road of Jerusalem.  No voice. No visage.  Terem is empty Zion square is empty Caffe Ne’eman is emptyBen Yehuda is practically empty Coffee Bean is emptyMain Superpharm is empty (no alcohol gel)Kaffit […]

Tree of Life Synagogue: One Year Later

October 27, 2018 a gunman opened fire during Shabbat morning prayer service at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, one year later we remember those we lost: Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland Richard Godfried, 65, of Ross Township Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill Jerry Robinowitz, 66, of Edgewood Cecil Rosenthal, […]

The Central Synagogue of Bondi Junction

The Central Synagogue of Bondi Junction, Sydney, is the largest synagogue in the Southern hemisphere and has the largest Jewish congregation in Australasia. In November 1913, on the corner of Dowling and Napier Streets in the Sydney suburb of Paddington, the first Central Synagogue was founded with 150 members. In […]

Ohel Ya’akov Synagogue

Ohel Ya’akov Synagogue located in Zikhron Ya’akov, a town in the Haifa District of Israel, was established in 1886 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild. Rothschild commissioned the construction of the synagogue in memory of his father Jacob Mayer de Rothschild. It was completed in 1884. The synagogue was built […]