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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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  • In an area with some amazing synagogues Remuh Synogogue is one of the most beautiful. Small and very eye catching this synagogue has some serious history attached to it. On this site from 1553 this sy...  more »
  • Unfortunately the placard on the visits showed that was closed and therefore excluding a look from the outside has not been possible to visit it. the idea is that was interesting.
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  • This synagogue and the adjoining cemetery are not large, yet encapsulate some of the rich history of Jewish presence in Krakow. 
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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.
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  • A visit to the memory. Admission fees
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