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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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  • First of all, the person at the cash register does not say hello, ignoring us and continues to discuss. However he remembers our good memory to tell unpleasant way my spouse to cover their heads (while boys of school groups did nothing and made a noise that is not possible, Hello respect). Nothing is explained, there is no indication in English, too bad. The tombstones are wonderful, pity that the cemetery is very badly maintained (weeds etc.)
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  • Historical sight of very old synagogue.A place of pilgrimage to many International Jewish travellers. Has been restored and maintains a reverence and spirituality lost in many bigger temples. Strollin...  more »
  • It is the smallest of the synagogues of Krakow, but thanks to the presence of the old Jewish cemetery, which was started before the building of the synagogue, is the most visited. The entire complex is located in the heart of the Jewish quarter (kazimierz), and enter from szeroka Street. Architecturally it has nothing meaningful, indeed it is quite bare, but the cultural and historical significance. The entrance fee is 10 zlotys (around 2.50 euros).
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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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