Synagogue architecture
Synagogue architecture often follows styles in vogue at the place and time of construction. There is no set blueprint for synagogues and the architectural shapes and interior designs of synagogues va...
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Lipót Baumhorn
Lipót Baumhorn (Hungarian: Baumhorn Lipót, German: Leopold Baumhorn, December 28, 1860, Kisbér - July 8, 1932, Kisbér) was a Hungarian architect.
Baumhorn studied in Vienna under Freiherr ...
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Torah ark
The Torah ark or ark in a synagogue (Jewish house of worship) is known in Hebrew as the Aron Kodesh by the Ashkenazim and as the Hekhál amongst most Sefardim. It is generally a receptacle, or ornamen...
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Parochet
The parochet (Hebrew: פרוכת) (also paroches), from the Aramaic parokta meaning "curtain" or "screen" ) is the curtain that covers the Aron Kodesh (Torah Ark) containing the Sifrei Torah or Torah scro...
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Ludwig Förster
Ludwig Christian Friedrich (von) Förster (October 8, 1797, Ansbach - June 16, 1863, Bad Gleichenberg, Styria) was a German-born Austrian architect.Ludwig Förster studied in Munich and Vienna. He found...
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Rachel Wischnitzer
Rachel Bernstein Wischnitzer (German: Rahel Wischnitzer-Bernstein), (April 14, 1885 - November 20, 1989) was an architect and art historian.
Wischnitzer was born into a middle-class Jewish family ...
High place
"High place", in English-language versions of the Old Testament, literally translates the Hebrew במה (bamah, plural במות bamot).This rendering has etymological justification, as appears from the poe...
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Alba (rabbit)
Alba was the name of a genetically modified "glowing" rabbit created as an artistic work by contemporary artist Eduardo Kac, produced in collaboration with French geneticist Louis-Marie Houdebine.Houd...
Sanctuary lamp
A sanctuary lamp, altar lamp, everlasting light, or eternal flame is a light that shines before the altar of sanctuaries in many denominations of Jewish and Christian places of worship. Prescribed in...
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Capernaum Church
Capernaum Church (German: Kapernaum-Kirche) is one of the two places of worship of the Lutheran Capernaum Congregation, a member of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusa...
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West-Park Presbyterian Church
West-Park Presbyterian Church is a Romanesque Revival Presbyterian church located on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side, New York City, consisting of a main s...
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Mechitza
A mechitza (Hebrew: מחיצה, partition or division, pl.: מחיצות, mechitzot) in Jewish Halakha is a partition, particularly one that is used to separate men and women.The rationale for a partition divid...
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Mizrah
Mizrah (Hebrew: מזרח "east") is the Hebrew word for "east" and the direction that Jews in the Diaspora face during prayer. Jewish law prescribes that Jews face the site of the Temple in Jerusalem duri...
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Three hares
The three hares is a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of southwest England (as the "Tinners' Rabbits"), and historical synagogues in Europe. It is ...
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Chabadnitze
A Chabadnitze (Yiddish: חב"דניצע), also known as a חדר שני (Hebrew: "second room"‎) is a small side room required for a Chabad synagogue. It is designated specifically for those who wish to ...
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Norbert Troller
Norbert Troller (1900, Bruenn, Austria-Hungarian Empire – 1984, New York City, USA) was a Czech and American architect of Jewish descent. He was also an artist notable for his portrayal on life in the...
Rundbogenstil
Rundbogenstil (Round-arch style), one of the nineteenth-century historic revival styles of architecture, is a variety of Romanesque revival popular in the German-speaking lands and the German diaspora...
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Star of David
The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew מָגֵן דָּוִד; Biblical Hebrew Māḡēn Dāwīḏ [maːˈɣeːn daːˈwiːð], Tiberian [mɔˈɣen dɔˈvið], Modern Hebrew [maˈɡen daˈvid],...
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Bemah
The bema or bima is an elevated platform. In ancient Athens, it was used an orator's podium. In synagogues, it is also known as a bimah and is for Torah reading during services. In an Orthodox synagog...
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Mormonism and Judaism
Judaism is foundational to the history and doctrine of Mormonism. Jews and Mormons both agree that keeping commandments is essential to their religion. Jews and Mormons both agree that Moses was a pro...
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Eruv
An eruv ([ʔeˈʁuv]; Hebrew: עירוב‎, "mixture", also transliterated as eiruv or erub, plural: eruvin [ʔeʁuˈvin]) is a ritual enclosure that some communities construct in their neighborhoods as a w...
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Hexagram
A hexagram (Greek) or sexagram (Latin) is a six-pointed geometric star figure with the Schläfli symbol {6/2}, 2{3}, or {{3}}. It is the compound of two equilateral triangles. The intersection is a reg...
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Hanukkah
Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה khanuká, Tiberian: khanuká, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also rom...
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