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Synagogues in Italy: Great Synagogue of Rome, Cherasco Synagogue, Mole Antonelliana, Scolanova Synagogue, St. Anne's Church, Trani

Synagogues in Italy: Great Synagogue of Rome, Cherasco Synagogue, Mole Antonelliana, Scolanova Synagogue, St. Anne's Church, Trani

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Chapters: Great Synagogue of Rome, Cherasco Synagogue, Mole Antonelliana, Scolanova Synagogue, St. Anne's Church, Trani, Great Synagogue of Florence, Padua Synagogue, Synagogue of Casale Monferrato, Synagogue of Trieste, Ferrara Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Ostia Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Vercelli Synagogue, Biella Synagogue. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Great Synagogue of Rome (Italian: ) is the largest synagogue in Rome. The Jewish community of Rome goes back to the second century BC when Judea had an alliance with the Roman Empire under the leadership of Judah Maccabeus. During that time, many Israelites left the land of Israel to go to Rome. Their numbers increased during the following centuries due to the settlement that came with Mediterranean trade. Then, there was the large influx of prisoners-of-war and slaves taken during the JewishRoman wars in Judea and Palestine, (from 63 B.C. To 135 A.D.) The building was constructed shortly after the unification of Italy in 1870, when the Kingdom of Italy captured Rome and the Papal States ceased to exist. The Roman Ghetto was demolished and the Jews were granted citizenship. The building which had previously housed the ghetto synagogue (a complicated structure housing five scolas in a single building) was demolished, and the Jewish community began making plans for a new and impressive building. Great Synagogue of Rome interiorDesigned by Vincenzo Costa and Osvaldo Armanni, the synagogue was built from 1901 to 1904 on the banks of the Tiber, overlooking the former ghetto. The eclectic style of the building makes it stand out even in a city known for notable buildings and structures. This attention-grabbing design was a deliberate choice made by the community at the time who wanted th...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1424683