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Venice Synagogues

Author : Umberto Fortis
Publisher : Assouline Publishing
Page : 6 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2016-03-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781614280521

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Venice Synagogues by Umberto Fortis Pdf

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, this magnificent hand-bound Ultimate Collection volume introduces readers to the beauty and historical and spiritual significance of the five principal synagogues in Venice, the most important markers of Jewish faith and culture in the Most Serene Republic. Behind the walls of the Ghetto, Venetian Jews expressed strong ties to the traditions of their forefathers in constructing these beautiful places of worship. The architecture, furnishings, and decorations blended the memory of their different countries of origin with traditions of Venetian artistic culture, bequeathing the City on the Lagoon enduring monuments of unparalleled eminence that remain sites of reverence and admiration.

Synagogues in the Islamic World

Author : Gharipour Mohammad Gharipour
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781474468435

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Synagogues in the Islamic World by Gharipour Mohammad Gharipour Pdf

This beautifully illustrated volume looks at the spaces created by and for Jews in areas under the political or religious control of Muslims. Covering regions as diverse as Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, it asks how the architecture of synagogues responded to contextual issues and traditions, and how these contexts influenced the design and evolution of synagogues. As well as revealing how synagogues reflect the culture of the Jewish minority at macro and micro scales, from the city to the interior, the book also considers patterns of the development of synagogues in urban contexts and in connection with urban elements and monuments.

Ancient Synagogues, Volume 2

Author : Risto Ilmari Uro,Paul V.M. Flesher
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 456 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2022-11-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9789004532366

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Ancient Synagogues, Volume 2 by Risto Ilmari Uro,Paul V.M. Flesher Pdf

This collection of over twenty essays brings together scholars from three continents to discuss the early synagogue. It addresses the questions of: When and where did the synagogue originate? What was its early distribution? What was its role in Judaism? The print edition is available as a set of two volumes (9789004112544).

The Architecture of Modern American Synagogues, 1950s–1960s

Author : Anat Geva
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Page : 462 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2023-12-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781648431364

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The Architecture of Modern American Synagogues, 1950s–1960s by Anat Geva Pdf

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States experienced a rapid expansion of church and synagogue construction as part of a larger “religious boom.” The synagogues built in that era illustrate how their designs pushed the envelope in aesthetics and construction. The design of the synagogues departed from traditional concepts, embraced modernism and innovations in building technology, and evolved beyond the formal/rational style of early 1950s modern architecture to more of an expressionistic design. The latter resulted in abstraction of architectural forms and details, and the inclusion of Jewish art in the new synagogues. The Architecture of Modern American Synagogues, 1950s–1960s introduces an architectural analysis of selected modern American synagogues and reveals how they express American Jewry’s resilience in continuing their physical and spiritual identity, while embracing modernism, American values, and landscape. In addition, the book contributes to the discourse on preserving the recent past (e.g., mid 20th century architecture). While most of the investigations on that topic deal with the “brick & mortar” challenges, this book introduces preservation issues as a function of changes in demographics, in faith rituals, in building codes, and in energy conservation. As an introduction or a reexamination, The Architecture of Modern American Synagogues, 1950s–1960s offers a fresh perspective on an important moment in American Jewish society and culture as reflected in their houses of worship and adds to the literature on modern American sacred architecture. The book may appeal to Jewish congregations, architects, preservationists, scholars, and students in fields of studies such as architectural design, sacred architecture, American modern architecture and building technology, Post WWII religious and Jewish studies, and preservation and conservation.

The Synagogues of Kentucky

Author : Lee Shai Weissbach
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2014-07-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780813148021

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The Synagogues of Kentucky by Lee Shai Weissbach Pdf

Lee Shai Weissbach's innovative study sheds light on the functioning of smaller Jewish communities in a state representative of many in the Midwest and South. The synagogue buildings of Kentucky tell much about the experience of Kentucky Jewry. Synagogues, especially in smaller towns, have often served as the only setting available for a wide variety of communal activities. Weissbach outlines the history of every congregation established in Kentucky and every house of worship that has served Kentucky Jewry over the last 150 years, considering such issues as the financing of construction, the selection of architects, the way synagogue buildings reveal congregational attitudes, and the way local synagogue design reflects national trends. Eighty-two photographs show every one of Kentucky's synagogues, including buildings that are no longer standing or have been converted to other uses. This pictorial record documents the variety, distinctiveness, and significance of these buildings as a part of the Commonwealth's architectural, cultural, and religious landscape.

Synagogues Without Jews

Author : Rivka Dorfman,Ben-Zion Dorfman
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society of America
Page : 378 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : History
ISBN : UOM:39015050693152

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Synagogues Without Jews by Rivka Dorfman,Ben-Zion Dorfman Pdf

Through words and more than 300 exquisite photographs, Synagogues Without Jews tells the engaging histories of over thirty Jewish communities across Europe that thrived before WWII. Beautiful full colour photographs and architectural drawings bring back the past splendor of these synagogues and once again we can see why they were the pride and joy of their congregations.

From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design

Author : John Wilkinson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2014-04-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317832423

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From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design by John Wilkinson Pdf

The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture described both the Jewish Tabernacle and Temple with a wealth of numbers. Proportions based on these numbers were used to design synagogues. Only a few Jewish documents survive, but they reveal a symbolism, which Christians sometimes repeat. The synagogue sanctuary was designed to contain the 'Holy Ark', and the mosaic floors reveal the point 'Before the Ark' for the prayers and readings. These places faced each other, with the idea that God was facing his people. The synagogue was seen as facing heaven and in church buildings Christians repeated the same proportions. This was a joint tradition among Jews and Christians. It was easy to design, was carried out secretly and accurately, and - without a computer - was extremely hard to unravel. This book, for the first time, does just that.

Little Synagogue on the Prairie

Author : Jackie Mills
Publisher : FriesenPress
Page : 46 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2019-06-26
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781525550461

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Little Synagogue on the Prairie by Jackie Mills Pdf

You may never have heard of a building being lifted off its foundations and moved, not once, but three times! This is the story of the Little Synagogue, the Montefiori Institute, which was originally built in 1916. It became a gathering place for Jewish pioneering ranchers and their neighbours who helped to open up Canada’s West early in the twentieth century. When the dust bowl of the Great Depression dried up the land, most of the farmers left the area, and the Little Synagogue was abandoned. It was eventually moved and turned into a small house in Hanna, Alberta. Years later, a group of Jewish Calgarians heard that the Little Synagogue still existed and decided to track it down, restore it, and donate it to Calgary’s Heritage Park. In June 2009, the fully restored Little Synagogue was opened and now attracts visitors from all over the world. This charming Canadian history story for early and middle readers is filled with archival and interpretive photographs. It’s a special part of the great Canadian historical mosaic that will engage readers of all ages.

The Synagogue

Author : H. A. Meek
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2003-10-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 0714843296

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The Synagogue by H. A. Meek Pdf

An engaging exploration of synagogues, their history and decoration.

The Great Synagogue

Author : Raymond Apple,Great Synagogue (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Publisher : UNSW Press
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Australia
ISBN : 0868409278

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The Great Synagogue by Raymond Apple,Great Synagogue (Sydney, N.S.W.) Pdf

"Sydney’s Great Synagogue (aka the Big Shule), constructed in 1878, is a significant heritage building and its congregation, which is 50 years older than the building itself, has made a major contribution to Australian life. This book, by its emeritus rabbi, traces the vital role of the Great Synagogue in the life of its congregation and the history of Australia." -- Publisher.

New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue

Author : Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky,Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Page : 202 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2015-01-28
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781580238205

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New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky,Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky Pdf

Provides synagogue and communal leaders with a thoughtful process and the ingredients necessary to consider important changes in the synagogue. Includes provocative new models for membership and synagogue finance; examples from successful synagogues, bolstered by illustrations from the private sector; and practical steps for implementing change

Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 1450–1730

Author : Barry L. Stiefel
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2015-10-06
Category : History
ISBN : 9781317320326

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Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 1450–1730 by Barry L. Stiefel Pdf

Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.

American Synagogues

Author : Samuel Gruber
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015057590641

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American Synagogues by Samuel Gruber Pdf

American Synagogues is the first book to explore the exceptional architecture of modern American synagogues in the twentieth century, and this intriguing book relates the fascinating history of the Jewish people in America and how it is expressed in twentieth-century synagogue design. The book features all new photography of synagogues in many styles from a dozen states, many never before published in any form. The synagogues were designed by European masters, the best-known modern American architects, and by important contemporary architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Minoru Yamasaki.