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It is one of the most important symbols for every Jewish community. According to historical data, the very first synagogues began to appear in Babylon more than 2.5 thousand years ago. Many religious monuments are of national significance today. Historical synagogues are attractive for their unique architecture, interior decoration, as well as a variety of religious values stored in their walls. There are quite unusual buildings among modern religious institutions. Some synagogues have long acquired the status of unique cultural objects. If you also want to learn something new about the culture of Judaism, be sure to visit the most famous synagogues in the world.

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Myanmar

Musmeah Yeshua synagogue is located in the center of Yangon. It was built after the end of the Anglo-Burmese war in 1854. Iraqi Jews are the founders of this synagogue. A new stone building was built for the synagogue at the end of the 19th century. More than 2,000 Jews migrated to the city from the Middle East before the war began. The synagogue continues to operate even though the size of the community has decreased hundreds of times over the past hundred years. Guests of Yangon can visit it any day.

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Myanmar Several interesting religious artifacts are kept in the house of worship. Ancient handwritten parchments and Torah scrolls are among them. The interior of the synagogue is of great interest. The interior is made of wood. Almost all its elements are made by hand. This synagogue is characterized by high arches. Its walls and ceiling are decorated with symbols traditional to Judaism.

A major reconstruction was completed in 1896. The building and interior of the synagogue remain almost unchanged since then. The visitation book is located on the second floor of the synagogue. Everyone can leave entries in it. You can make sure that tourists from all over the world visit this landmark important for Yangon if you scroll through the pages of the book. A very interesting market is located near the synagogue. Clothing and popular souvenirs are sold on it. You can take photos and videos at Musmeah Yeshua synagogue, unlike many other religious sites. Its caretaker is always ready to conduct an interesting tour for foreign visitors. Next - Neue Synagogue

Neue Synagogue, Germany

Neue Synagogue, Germany You can see the beautiful building of the new synagogue on Oranienburger Straße in Berlin. The old synagogue lay in ruins after the end of World War II, as well as many other historical buildings in the city. The religious monument was restored in maximum accordance with the original building according to the available photos and diagrams. A rapid increase in the Jewish community was observed in Berlin in the mid-19th century. Thousands of immigrants came here from Eastern countries. Complete article

Staronova Synagoga, Czech Republic

Staronova Synagoga, Czech Republic Staronova synagogue is located in Prague. It is one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. It existed in the 13th century. Initially, the synagogue was a small wooden structure. The miniature prayer house could no longer accommodate everyone after the Jewish community increased in the city. The elders decided to build a new stone synagogue. Many interesting legends are associated with the place where the religious monument is located today. Complete article

Synagogue Hasidut Belz, Israel

Synagogue Hasidut Belz, Israel The Hasidic Belz synagogue is located in a busy neighborhood in Jerusalem. The synagogue has already acquired the status of an important city landmark, even though it was built only recently. Its construction began in 1985. It lasted 15 years. This religious monument is remarkable for its scale. The building was built on a hillside. It has several entrances on different levels. The synagogue hall is so large that it can accommodate up to 10,000 people at a time. Complete article

Soho Synagogue, USA

Soho Synagogue, USA Soho synagogue is a unique attraction. It is located on the territory of Lower Manhattan in New York City. A resident by the name of Dovi Schneider is the founder. He and his wife decided to convert the old boutique into a house of worship. Designer Dror Benshetrit developed the original interior of the synagogue at the request of the spouses. It is more like an art gallery than a religious institution in the usual sense of the word by design today. Jews who live in the vicinity of Soho are the main visitors to the synagogue. They are all very modern people. Therefore, they were sympathetic to the unusual design of the religious institution. Complete article

Synagogue Beth-El, Morocco

Synagogue Beth-El, Morocco A beautiful synagogue is located in Casablanca. It is known to locals and tourists as the temple of Beth-El. Its main feature is the chic interior decoration. Elaborate stained glass windows adorn the building. You can see the beautiful hand-crafted furniture and other unique design elements everywhere inside. The synagogue building is built in the best traditions of Art Deco. Narrow high windows, carved rosettes, and elegant black domes decorated with gilding adorn it. Complete article

Ohel Jakob Synagogue, Germany

Ohel Jakob Synagogue, Germany The main synagogue in Munich is called Ohel Jacob. It also forms a single complex with a major cultural center. The synagogue itself is quite small. Its prayer hall is designed for 600 people. The cultural center has a chic modern design and impressive scale, on the contrary. Art exhibitions, book presentations, and even music concerts are held there. Complete article

Great Synagogue in Sydney, Australia

Great Synagogue in Sydney, Australia The Great Synagogue is located in Sydney. It was consecrated in 1878. It has been the main synagogue in Australia since its construction. The unusual architecture is worth noting among its outstanding features. The synagogue is very similar to a classic Catholic cathedral in appearance, which can be seen in one of the German or French cities. It is located in a spectacular Gothic building. Only the interior design makes it clear that this is a synagogue. Complete article

Zholkovskaya Synagogue, Ukraine

Zholkovskaya Synagogue, Ukraine Famous Zholkovskaya Synagogue is located in the Ukrainian city of Zhovkva. It is also considered a religious monument of world significance. The very first synagogue was built on its site in the early 17th century. It was located in a small wooden building. It lasted less than ten years. It was destroyed by fire like many other wooden buildings in the city. The decision to build a new stone synagogue was made in 1635. Complete article

Templo Libertad Synagogue, Argentina

Templo Libertad Synagogue, Argentina Templo Libertad Synagogue is located next to Plaza Lavalle in Buenos Aires. It has been considered a historical monument of national significance since 2000. Construction of the religious monument began in the late 19th century. It was fully completed in 1898. The Jewish community living in Buenos Aires increased significantly in the coming decades. This led to the need to rebuild the synagogue. It acquired its current features in 1932. The best architects in Argentina worked on the design of the new building. Complete article

Paradesi Synagogue, India

Paradesi Synagogue, India Paradesi synagogue is located in India. It is the oldest in the country. It was built in 1568. The name "Paradesi" is translated from the local dialect as "foreigners". The religious building is located in the historical district of Kochi. This area was called the Jewish City in the late middle ages. A large community of Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews lived here. Seven synagogues were built here in the 17th century. Only one continues to operate at present. This is Paradesi. Complete article

Kauno Choraline Synagogue, Lithuania

Kauno Choraline Synagogue, Lithuania Kaunas Synagogue is located in the heart of the city. It is one of two active synagogues in the country. It occupies a very beautiful neo-Baroque building. It was built in 1872. Famous architect Justin Grinevich engaged in the development of the building project. The religious monument was reconstructed as quickly as possible in the post-war years, even though it was severely damaged during the German occupation. Complete article

Nagy Zsinagoga, Hungary

Nagy Zsinagoga, Hungary The Great synagogue is located on Dohany Street in Budapest. It is one of the largest in Europe today. It was built in the middle of the 19th century. The largest Jewish community in Budapest lived in the area. Famous architect Ludwig von Förster worked on the project of a luxury building. He designed the equally beautiful building of the synagogue in Vienna before that. One of the main features of the two-story building is two towers with black domes. Their height is 44 meters. Complete article

The Great Choral Synagogue, Russia

The Great Choral Synagogue, Russia You can see the Great Choral Synagogue in Saint Petersburg. It was built in 1893. The Jewish community of Saint Petersburg numbered about 10,000 people at the end of the 19th century. The construction of the new synagogue was initiated by its representatives. The construction of a new large-scale building was largely carried out on the donations of wealthy citizens. Maecenas S. S. Polyakov and Baron Ginzburg were among them. Talented architects and builders managed to build a luxurious building in the Moorish style in just 10 years. It has many interesting features. Complete article

Moscow Choral Synagogue, Russia

Moscow Choral Synagogue, Russia The Choral Synagogue in Moscow is also of great interest from an excursion point of view. It was built on Ivanovskaya Gorka in 1891. The official opening of the synagogue took place only in 1906. Lazar Polyakov is the founder of this religious institution. He was Chairman of the Jewish community in Moscow in 1886. He bought a small plot of land at his own expense. Construction of the synagogue began there soon. Complete article
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