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Remuh Synagogue, Krakow
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The Remuh Synagogue, is named after Rabbi Moses Isserles c.1525–1572, known by the Hebrew acronym ReMA, רמ״א, (pronounced ReMU) who's famed for writing a collection of commentaries and additions that complement Rabbi Yosef Karo's Shulchan Aruch, with Ashkenazi traditions and customs. Remuh Synagogue is the smallest of all historic synagogues of the Kazimierz district of Kraków. It is currently one of two active synagogue in the city.OriginsAccording to one popular tradition Israel ben Josef, the grandson of Moshe Auerbach of Regensburg, founded the synagogue in honor of his son Moshe Isserles, who already in his youth was famed for his erudition. A more plausible motive for the synagogue's origin stems from the Hebrew inscription on the foundation tablet which reads:Husband, Reb Israel, son of Josef of blessed memory, bound in strength, to the glory of the Eternal One, and of his wife Malka, daughter of Eleazar, may her soul be bound up in the portion of life, built this synagogue, the house of the Lord, from her bequest. Lord restore the treasure of Israel.This implies that the synagogue was built in memory of Malka, the wife of Israel ben Josef. The year 1552 was a very difficult time for the family of Israel: his mother, wife, and daughter-in-law, the first wife of Rabbi Moshe Isserles, and probably other family members died in the epidemic that hit Kraków that year, in addition to numerous Jewish inhabitants of Kazimierz. Israel ben Josef was a wealthy banker who settled in Kraków only in 1519, following the expulsion of Jews from the German city of Regensburg. Another tradition maintains that the synagogue was founded by Rabbi Moshe Isserles himself in memory of first wife Golda, who died at the age of twenty.
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  • Nice but small. We went to see the Jewish cemetery. But much better another which is much larger and free Jewish cemetery. The men remember to take the stuffy head.
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  • On 15 minutes you have visited the site and cemetery. A donation of 10 zlotys (2.5 euro) per person is not worth the visit. Unfriendly staff. There is not even a toilet.
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  • I was in this synagogue with my husband because we wanted to see how it was (we have never entered one) and to see the old cemetery. The synagogue is very small, but beautiful, especially the ceilings high and decorated very differently than the Christian churches. The cemetery, it is small and old, but we are surprised to see the amount of stones placed on the tombstones, especially in the Rabbi of Remigio, where you can also see several notes of the believers. Seemed to us interesting for what it represents, rather than by what it is, since the synagogue and cemetery have survived wars, Jewish emigration after WWII and today it is still open and few practitioners Jews remaining in the district continue to use it.
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  • If you were in KAZIMIERZ and you didn't visit Remuh it is like to be in Paris and not see Eifel Tower. Combiticket Synagogue + Cemetery for 5 złotych or 1 £.
  • Lovely little synagogue with a small cemetery which has been restored after being desecreted by the Nazis.
  • Impressive cemetery.
  • To feel the difference just need a visit ...
  • A visit to the memory. Admission fees
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