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Great Synagogue, Bucharest

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The Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania was raised in 1845 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, redesigned in 1903 and 1909, repainted in Rococo style in 1936 by Ghershon Horowitz, then it was restored again in 1945, as it had been devastated by the extreme right Legionaries. It nowadays hosts an exhibition entitled The Memorial of Jewish Martyrs “Chief Rabbi Dr. Mozes Rosen”. During the late 1980s, just like many churches in the area, this synagogue was virtually surrounded by concrete buildings, so as to hide it from public sight.It still hosts weekend religious services, being one of the few active synagogues in the city and in Romania. For service details contact Yehuda Livnat +40-73-470-8970.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Very interesting and an extensive exposition of its kind. Nice guide man 50 years late, with mesmerizing voice and gestures of aristocrats.
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  • July 3, 2017
    We arrived eager and synagogue in Bucharest. The entrance was guarded. Immediately went over the ____________ in the synagogue to collect 10 Romanian lei. There to hear his explanation and nachrdeno!!! He spoke English said here do not speak Hebrew. In the explanation that incorporated Hebrew word here and there saying awful things like country die every day a lot of Israelis and Israelis return to Romania because there's no food in the country, and we land occupiers. One of our arbota stopped him and told him how are you from? Are you not ashamed? And he continued. Just shocking and unbelievable. He spoke against the State, against the Israelis described the reality of hunger, death and returned to Romania. Just don't find at ahamano, we got up and went and of course write immediately. On Facebook one liberal wrote about it. It's just unbelievable!
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  • July 1, 2017
    This is one of the largest Synagogue and 151 years old world, has turned into a synagogue and Jewish Museum Romania and another synagogue (which was closed and fixed me a glimpse for a moment) is a Museum for Judaica. Incidentally, met instead a group of Christians who said whom the place is most important in the city!
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