Worms Synagogue, Worms
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The Worms Synagogue, also known as Rashi Shul, is an 11th-century synagogue located in Worms, Germany.HistoryThe first synagogue at the site was built in 1034 and is therefore regarded as the oldest existing synagogue in Germany. The building was first destroyed during the First Crusade in 1096 and subsequently rebuilt in 1175 in the Romanesque style. In 1186 southwest of the synagogue a subterranean mikveh was constructed.During the pogroms of 1349 and 1615 the synagogue was badly damaged: in both pogroms the vaulted ceilings and the walls were heavily damaged. During reconstruction after 1355 Gothic forms for the window and the vault were chosen. Of comparable seriousness was the damage after the fire of 1689 during the Nine Years' War. When the building was restored in 1700, the interior was renovated in period style.On Kristallnacht in 1938 the synagogue was once again attacked and reduced to rubble. It was painstakingly reconstructed in 1961, using as many of the original stones as could be salvaged. The synagogue, open as a museum, continues to be a functioning synagogue used by the Jewish community.In May 2010, the synagogue was firebombed by arsonists, suspected to be anti-Zionists. The firebombs were thrown against eight corners of the stone building and against a window, but no one was injured and no serious damage to the building was reported.ArchitectureBuilt at the point when late Romanesque style was fading and Gothic rising, the rectangular prayer hall features a pair of Romanesque columns supporting groin vaults. The windows in the thick stone walls are simple gothic arches. The windows in the adjoining study hall, the so-called Rashi Shul, have rounded Romanesque arches. The women’s section of the prayer hall has Romanesque windows in the eastern wall, and gothic windows in the western wall.Before you head to Worms, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Worms itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Worms has to offer, including Worms Synagogue.
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La Sinagoga judía de Worms, está considerada la sinagoga judia más antigüa de Alemania. Es conocida también como Rashi Shul. Esta pequeña sinagoga judía, está ubicada fuera del casco histórico de la c... read more »The Jewish synagogue of Worms, is considered the Jewish synagogue most ancient of Germany. It is also known as Rashi Shul. This small Jewish synagogue, is located outside the historic centre of the city, so it is interesting to take a map and look it up. Also in the streets there are plates, that indicate it. It is in a small plaza, with cobblestone streets. One of the buildings is most beautiful of the city and one of its main tourist attractions. It closes at five in the afternoon.show original
Die Synagogue dokumentiert das alte Leben der Juden in Worms und damit in Deutschland. Nach der Shoah ist es aber nur noch eine Gedenkstätte, ein Ort des Nachdenkens.The synagogue documented the old life of Jews in worms and in Germany. After the Shoah, it is still only a Memorial, a place of reflection.show original
La bella sinagoga di Worms ricostruita nel 1961 dopo lo scempio Nazista e' un luogo di culto, di pace e di riflessione. Semplice all'interno e all'esterno. Chiusa con una insolita pausa pranzo dalle 1... read more »The beautiful synagogue of Worms rebuilt in 1961 after the destruction Nazi is a place of worship, peace and reflection. Simple inside and outside. Closed with an unusual lunch break from 12:30 at 13:30show original
DM CinemaThe ancient monument of architecture. Great place for excursions.show original
MANIJEH HOLTBYThe city's attractions. Jewish cemetery from 1058/1059 of the lowlands ring of Siegfried told cityshow original
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