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Brodsky Synagogue, Kiev

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The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine. It was built in the Romanesque Revival style resembling a classical basilica. The original tripartite facade with a large central avant-corps flanked by lower wings also echoed the characteristic design of some Moorish Revival synagogues, such as the Leopoldstädter Tempel in Vienna.HistoryThe synagogue was built between 1897 and 1898. It was designed by Georgiy Shleifer. A sugar magnate and philanthropist Lazar Brodsky financed its construction.For many decades the local and imperial authorities forbade the construction of a monumental place of Jewish worship in Kiev, as they feared that this would facilitate the growth of the Jewish community in Kiev, which, being a big trading and industrial city, would then become an important Jewish religious center. This was considered "undesirable" due to the symbolic importance of Kiev, as the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy. It was only allowed to convert existing buildings into Jewish worship houses.In 1895, permission was given to build a synagogue in the Podil district, a poor quarter of Kiev. The location was however too far from the city center where the wealthy Jews lived such that they could not walk there on Sabbath. They wished a big choral synagogue in the city center, similar to those in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Odessa.
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  • In the shop you can find such products, which other places don't. For example, today came for zatarom, a specific Israeli seasoning made from thyme, sesame seeds and a mixture of herbs. Unfortunately, the calculation of the cash only, and the prices are pretty high. But, in the absence of a choice, and that's a good thing.
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  • I was not allowed into the synagogue, but it doesn't hurt to admit that the building is very beautiful. Next time necessarily odenus appropriately-dress, handkerchief-to explore the main and the most beautiful synagogue in the city.
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  • The Hall a magnificent synagogue in the heart of Kiev together with two kosher restaurants. The impressive and magnificent Hall is adapted for the disabled in any way.
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  • Worth a visit from anywhere. Also kosher grocery next door and Mendy's restaurant in the back.
  • Really amazing place !!!! Definetly worth the visit !!!!
  • It's a must place yo visit. In the back of the building there is a kosher restaurant Mendy's The food is really good and very tasty. I went to the Brodetzky synagogue there were so many local jew seems like few hundreds. The place runs by Habad. I can only say kol hakavod
  • Historical place.
  • Old and historical building.

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