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 […]
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 […]
#ShavuaTov! 800 Jews from around the world at JLI – The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Land and the Spirit tour, enjoying a musical #havdalaoutside the old city walls at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. Source: Bentzi Sasson
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 […]
#JerusalemMarathon this morning in Israel Did you or someone you know run in this year’s marathon? Tag them in the comments! Source: GO Kosher Travel via Bentzi Sasson
Matzah Bakery preparing for Passover. Kfar Chabad, Israel. Have you ever baked Matzah before? Source: Bentzi Sasson
Good Morning from Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil #tefillin #selfie #telfie Source: Bentzi Sasson Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken & Jersey City
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 […]
Leslie Kleinman was born on 29th May 1929 in Ambud, a small village near Satu Mare in Romania, into an Orthodox Jewish family. He had four brothers and three sisters and his father was a Rabbi. The family’s peaceful world was first disrupted when Hungary occupied this area of Romania […]
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 […]
The synagogue is a rare surviving example of the four-pillar, vaulted synagogues that were built throughout the Polish lands in both wood and masonry from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. The synagogue is one of the precious monuments of sacred art. It was erected in 1761 to replace […]
The Synagogue which was founded in 1888, with its cornerstone laid in 1889, is a historic New York City landmark house of worship and one of the nation’s leading modern Orthodox congregations. It plays a vital role in the cultural, civic and spiritual life of New York City. Wishing you […]
The Nottingham Hebrew Congregation or The Shakespeare Street Synagogue in Nottingham England was built in 1854 as a Methodist Church, In 1945 it became a Synagogue.
The Nottingham Hebrew Congregation or The Shakespeare Street Synagogue in Nottingham England was built in 1854 as a Methodist Church, In 1945 it became a Synagogue. The congregation, formed in 1823 and was housed for many years in the Chaucer Street synagogue. In 1954 it moved and took over a […]
The Hurva Synagogue, is a historic synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The synagogue was founded in the early 18th century by followers of Judah heHasid, but it was destroyed by Muslims a few years later in 1721. The plot lay in ruins for over 140 years and became known as the Ruin, or Hurva. In 1864, the Perushim rebuilt the synagogue, […]
The Bimah (a podium in the synagogue from which Torah is read) of the Old Synagogue of Tarnow, Poland is all that remains of a brick synagogue built in 1661 and burned down by Nazis on 9th of November 1939.
The original structure, most likely made of wood, was vulnerable to fire. Frequent conflagration urged the Jewish society to replace existing construction with a brick building. The remained Bimah is composed of four pillars carrying square block. The ceiling was covered with stucco. Small pieces of the decoration are still […]
It was built by the Belz Hasidic community with financial help from its supporters and admirers around the world. In the 1980s, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the fifth Belzer Rebbe, spearheaded plans for the huge synagogue to be erected in the Kiryat Belz neighborhood of Jerusalem. The building, would be […]
From Indian independence in 1947 until 1956, there was no synagogue in the capital city. After its construction in 1956, the synagogue served as the unofficial Israeli Embassy — until 1993, when India and Israel established diplomatic relations and an official embassy was set up. Now the synagogue serves the […]
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The Great Synagogue of Florence is one of the largest synagogues in South-central Europe, situated in Florence, in Italy.
The synagogue of Florence was built between 1874 and 1882. During World War II Nazis soldiers occupied the synagogue and they used that as a storehouse. In August 1944 retreating German troops worked with Italian Fascists to lay explosives to destroy the synagogue. However, Italian resistance fighters managed to defuse […]
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 and is also a popular tourist attraction. The Women’s Gallery is supported by 12 stone […]
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Located in the Kamppi district, the synagogue is used by the 1,200-strong Jewish community of Helsinki. The synagogue building was completed in 1906. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel, Bentzi Sasson
The Eldridge Street Synagogue, built in 1887, is a National Historic Landmark synagogue in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood.
In 2007, after 20 years of renovation work that cost US$20 million, the Eldridge Street Project completed the restoration and opened to the public as the Museum at Eldridge Street. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel via Bentzi Sasson
The New Synagogue in Berlin, Germany was built 1859–1866 as the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community.
Because of its splendid eastern Moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra, it is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. This synagogue was one of the few synagogues to survive Kristallnacht, it was badly damaged prior to and during World War II […]
The Old New Synagogue or Altneuschul in Prague, Czech Republic is Europe’s oldest active synagogue built in 1270 in gothic style.
The synagogue was originally called the New or Great Synagogue and later when newer synagogues were built in the 16th century, it became known as the Old-New Synagogue. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Photo: Bentzi Sasson Source: GO Kosher Travel
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Check out this #TELFIE from Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Where is an interesting place you’ve put on Tefillin? We would love to see it! Join us as we celebrate together with Chabad.org, 50 years devoted to the wonderful work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, placing […]
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