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Venice Synagogues (SE)

Author : Umberto Fortis
Publisher : Assouline Publishing
Page : 6 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2023-09-24
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781614288404

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Venice Synagogues (SE) 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 : 48,8 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 : 43,7 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).


Author : Samuel Gruber
Publisher : Friedman-Fairfax
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Synagogue architecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028512262

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Synagogues by Samuel Gruber Pdf

A must for both architecture and Judaic studies buffs, this gorgeous volume offers a glorious armchair tour of synagogues of the world. For almost two thousand years, the synagogue has been the focal point of Jewish life and identity. This sumptuously illustrated volume traces the history of the synagogue as an institution and follows the development of synagogue art and architecture throughout the ages and across continents. Synagogues: -- features an incredible diversity of synagogues, from sixteenth-century Italian scuolas to twentieth-century works by architects such as Philip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright -- pictures synagogues from all over the world: from Cochin, India, to Venice, Italy; from London, England, to Jerusalem, Israel

Synagogues in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods

Author : Lutz Doering,Andrew R. Krause,Hermut Löhr
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2020-12-14
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9783647522159

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Synagogues in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods by Lutz Doering,Andrew R. Krause,Hermut Löhr Pdf

The study of ancient Judaism has enjoyed a steep rise in interest and publications in recent decades, although the focus has often been on the ideas and beliefs represented in ancient Jewish texts rather than on the daily lives and the material culture of Jews/Judaeans and their communities. The nascent institution of the synagogue formed an increasingly important venue for communal gathering and daily or weekly practice. This collection of essays brings together a broad spectrum of new archaeological and textual data with various emergent theories and interpretative methods in order to address the need to understand the place of the synagogue in the daily and weekly procedures, community frameworks, and theological structures in which Judaeans, Galileans, and Jewish people in the Diaspora lived and gathered. The interdisciplinary studies will be of great significance for anyone studying ancient Jewish belief, practice, and community formation.

The Synagogues of Kentucky

Author : Lee Shai Weissbach
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 52,8 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.

From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design

Author : John Wilkinson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 45,7 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.

Synagogues Without Jews

Author : Rivka Dorfman,Ben-Zion Dorfman
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society of America
Page : 378 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Europe, Central
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.

Wooden Synagogues

Author : Maria Piechotka,Kazimierz Piechotka
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1959
Category : Building, Wooden
ISBN : UOM:39015012237239

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Wooden Synagogues by Maria Piechotka,Kazimierz Piechotka Pdf

Synagogues in a Time of Change

Author : Zachary I. Heller
Publisher : Alban Books
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Religion
ISBN : UOM:39015080887055

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Synagogues in a Time of Change by Zachary I. Heller Pdf

Jewish religious communities today share a number of challenges, from the increase in secular or unaffiliated Jews to emerging Jewish spiritual communities forming outside the synagogue. This comprehensive collection of essays is a catalyst for personal reflection and public discussion on the past, present, and future of the American synagogue.

The Great Synagogue

Author : Raymond Apple,Great Synagogue (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Publisher : UNSW Press
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 50,5 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.

The Federation of Synagogues, 1887-1987

Author : Geoffrey Alderman
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Jews
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010539299

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The Federation of Synagogues, 1887-1987 by Geoffrey Alderman Pdf

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 : 43,5 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 : 50,7 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.