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  Great Synagogue of Rome - Biocrawler
The building which had previously housed the ghetto synagogue (a complicated structure housing five scolas in a single building) was demolished and the community began making plans for a new and impressive building.
Designed by Vincenzo Costa and Osvaldo Armanni, the Synagogue was built from 1901-1904 on the banks of the Tiber River and overlooks the former ghetto area.
The Synagogue, which celebrated its centenary in 2004, is more than just a house of worship however and also serves as a cultural and organizational center for la Comunità Ebraica di Roma (the Jewish community of Rome).
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Synagogue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A synagogue (from ancient Greek: συναγωγή, transliterated synagogē, "assembly"; Hebrew: בית כנסת beit knesset, "house of assembly"; Yiddish: שול, shul; Ladino: אסנוגה, esnoga) is a Jewish house of worship.
Façade of the Agoudas Hakehilos synagogue, rue Pavée, Paris The Agoudas Hakehilos synagogue at 10 rue Pavée, in the IVe arrondissement of Paris (Le Marais quarter), was erected in 1913 by the architect Hector Guimard, and inaugurated on June 7, 1914.
The Amsterdam Esnoga is a Sephardic synagogue The Netherlands.
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  Rome
Rome (Italian and Latin: Roma) is the capital of Italy and of its Latium region.
Rome is the largest city and comune in Italy; the comune or municipality is one of the largest in Europe with an area of 1290 square kilometers.
Rome is the capital of a province, with an area of 5,352 sq. km, and a total population of 3,700,424 (2001) in 120 comuni.
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 Roma, Rome - Lazio - Italy
Rome (in Italian and Latin, Roma) is the capital city of Italy, located on the Tiber river, in the central part of the country near the Mediterranean Sea.
Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to its immense heritage of archaeological and artistic treasures, as well as for its unique traditions and the beauty of its views and its "villas" (parks).
Rome grew from pastoral settlements on the Palatine Hill and surrounding hills approximately eighteen miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Tiber, at a cross roads of traffic following the river valley and of traders traveling north and south on the west side of the peninsula.
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 Rome - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Rome (Italian and Latin: Roma) is the capital city of Italy and of its Latium region.
Today Rome has a dynamic and diversified economy, bent on innovation, technologies, communication and tertiary, which produces 6,5% of the national GDP (more than any other city in the country) and continues to grow at higher rates than that of the rest of Italy.
Tourism is one of Rome's chief industries, but the city is also a center of the banking, publishing, insurance, fashion, high-tech, housing, cinematographic (built on the large Cinecittà studios, often called Hollywood on the Tiber) and aerospace industries.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Saint Paul preached in the synagogues of Damascus (Acts, ix, 20), Salamina in Cyprus (Acts, xiii, 5), Antioch in Pisidia (Acts, xiii, 14), Iconium (xiv, 1), Philippi (xvi, 13), Thessalonica (xvii, 1), Borœa (xvii, 10), Athens (xvii, 17), Corinth (xviii, 4, 7), and Ephesus (xviii, 19).
Jud., II, xiv, 4), of the great synagogue of Tiberias (Vita, 54), and of the synagogue of Antioch in Syria to which the sacred vessels were borne away in the time of the Seleucid War (Bell.
The Great Synagogue is worthy of special mention, as to it is assigned, by Jewish tradition, the important rôle of forming the Canon of the Old Testament.
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 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Rome
The Jewish community in Rome is known to be the oldest Jewish community in Europe and also one the oldest continuous Jewish settlements in the world, dating back to 161 B.C.E.
The synagogue of Ostia Antica is among the oldest in Europe and one of the oldest in the world.
Near the entrance courtyard of the synagogue is an area that contained a large oven, storage jars and a marble-topped table decorated with menorahs.
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 Rome
Rome is the largest city and commune in Italy and it is also one of the largest among European capital cities, with an area of 1,285 square kilometers.
In Roman mythology, Rome was founded on April 21 753 BC by the twin descendants of the Trojan prince Aeneas, Romulus and Remus.
Rome is the capital of a province, with an area of 5,352 km², and a total population of 3,700,424 (2001) in 120 comuni.
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 Romeguide - Great Synagogue of Rome
The Great Synagogue of Rome (Italian : Tempio Maggiore di Roma) is the largest synagogue in Rome.
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.
Designed by Vincenzo Costa and Osvaldo Armanni, the synagogue was built from 1901 to 1904 on the banks of the Tiber, overlooking the former ghetto.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Synagogue
synagogue came to mean not only the meeting but the meeting-house, the teaching thereof and, in the broadest sense, the body politic of the Jews.
synagogue of Tiberias (Vita, 54), and of the
The Great Synagogue is worthy of special mention, as to it is assigned, by Jewish tradition, the important rôle of forming the
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 Rome at AllExperts
Rome (Italian and Latin: Roma, Ancient and Katharevousa Greek) is the capital of Italy and of its region, called Latium.
Rome is the largest comune in Italy and it is also one of the largest European capital cities in land area, with an area of 1,285 square kilometers.
Rome is the capital of a province, with an area of 5,352.6 km², and a total population of 3,700,424 (2001) in 120 comuni.
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 Former Valley rabbi honored in Rome
ROME - Rabbi Vittorio Della Rocca was only 11 years old at the time, but he will never forget a historic Shabbat at Rome's Great Synagogue 60 years ago this month.
The Rome community's award, presented by the city's chief rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni, and the president of the Jewish community, Leone Paserman, came during an international conference June 16-17 that was held to honor the synagogue's 100th anniversary.
Rabbi Kertzer's impact eventually extended from the synagogue in Rome to the Valley.
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 Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome
ROME, JULY 29, 2004 (Zenit.org).- July 28, 1904, marked the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of Rome's Great Synagogue.
The first exhibition in the new space is called "The Great Temple of Rome, 1904-2004" and displays hundreds of documents and drawings relating to the building of the synagogue, from the competition program to the land purchase agreements and early designs of Costa and Armanni.
Nor is it only one of Rome's four patriarchal basilicas, boasting relics of the Baby Jesus' crib, the tomb of St. Jerome or the miraculous image of Santa Maria "Salus Populi." It is also one of the most popular churches in Rome, with a constant ebb and flow of pilgrims and locals throughout the year.
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This Synagogue overlooks the Kremlin and is part of a large memorial complex commemorating the victims of Nazism.
Acquaintance with Moscow Synagogues - Poliakov Synagogue of Chabad Lubavich - was constructed in 1880 by the famous railroad baron Poliakov.
The synagogue was forcibly closed at the height of Stalin's terror in 1937 and converted into a theatre and cultural centre.
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 EJP | News | Rome's Jewish heritage thriving
Nevertheless, the Rome’s Jewish population flourished and 13 synagogues were built as well as numerous cemeteries.
The synagogue also houses the Jewish Museum of Rome which, after almost a half century of being confined to two rooms, underwent a nearly 2 million euro renovation.
The 400 square metre basement of the Great Synagogue now serves as a space for an expanded permanent exhibition, with additional space for small temporary installations, all illustrating the history of the Jewish community and Judaism in Rome.
www.ejpress.org /article/news/7641   (609 words)

  
 EJP | In Depth | Rome's Jewish heritage thriving
Nevertheless, the Jewish population in Rome flourished and thirteen synagogues were built as well as numerous cemeteries.
The synagogue also houses the Jewish Museum of Rome which, after almost a half century of being confined to two rooms, underwent a nearly 1.8 million euros renovation.
The 400 square meter basement of the Great Synagogue now serves as space for an expanded permanent exhibition, with additional space for small temporary installations, all illustrating the history of the Jewish community and Judaism in Rome.
www.ejpress.org /article/in_depth/7606   (687 words)

  
 Pope Benedict's Visit To Synagogue in German City Seen as Positive Sign
BERLIN, Aug. 22 (JTA) -- Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a German synagogue was replete with symbolism: most notably, the potential for positive relations between the country's Jewish community and a pope who served in the German army during World War II.
They heard that this synagogue was rebuilt in 1959, on the site where a synagogue erected in 1899 was destroyed during Kristallnacht on Nov. 9, 1938.
In fact, this was only the second time a pope has formally entered a Jewish house of worship; the late Pope John Paul II visited the Great Synagogue of Rome in April 1986.
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 The Jewish diaspora: Rome
It may be noted, however, that Joshua ben Levi visited Rome during the reign of the emperor Septimius Severus, and may refer to the Porta Capena, which was next to a Jewish quarter.
A final story is that of the embassy of rabbi Eleazar the Great, rabbi Joshua en rabbi Gamaliel to the emperor Domitian.
For example, the inscriptions mention the names of the Roman synagogues, and it is possible to establish where they were, because people would bury their dead in the nearest catacomb.
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 Rome
The first exhibition in the new space is called "The Great Temple of Rome, 1904-2004" and displays hundreds of documents and drawings relating to the building of the synagogue, from the competition program to the land purchase agreements and early designs of Costa and Armanni.
Nor is it only one of Rome's four patriarchal basilicas, boasting relics of the Baby Jesus' crib, the tomb of St. Jerome or the miraculous image of Santa Maria "Salus Populi." It is also one of the most popular churches in Rome, with a constant ebb and flow of pilgrims and locals throughout the year.
One of the great joys of living in Rome is the intimacy that one establishes with the works of art.
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 Rome information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rome is the largest city and comune in Italy and it also is the largest among European capital cities, with an area of 1,290 square kilometers.
For almost a thousand years, Rome was the most important city in the Western world and the largest city in the world (the first to reach and surpass 1.5 million inhabitants), as the capital of the expansive Roman Empire.
Rome is the capital of a province, with an area of 5,352 km
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 European Jewish Congress - The Jewish Community of Italy
Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Great Synagogue of Rome in 1986 marked the rapprochement between Jews and the Vatican.
Prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the town of Ladispoli, near Rome, was used by the JDC as a transit station for Soviet Jewish emigrants.
The Venician ghetto, with its remaining synagogue and museum, is a prime Jewish tourist attraction.
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 The Jewish Outreach Institute
Touring the Jewish Ghetto in Rome is especially powerful in light of the mandatory visit all tourists must make to the Vatican State, walking-distance across the Tiber River that includes incredible riches such as the gold- and marble-covered St. Peter’s Basilica (largest church in the world) and Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Rome is yet another example of a Jewish community that has succeeded in breaking the shackles of anti-Semitism to win freedom and acceptance, but now must deal with the byproduct of that freedom: higher intermarriage with the very people who now accept them as equals.
While I recognize that the synagogue was assaulted by Palestinian terrorists in the ’80s and that the entire block is monitored by a 24/7 Roman Police squad, it didnt matter to the Israeli security guards that I spoke Hebrew to them, answered all of their questions, and gave them my cellphone at their request.
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 "Roman Rabbi Mentioned in Pope’s Will - Forward.com"
Elio Toaff, the former chief rabbi of Rome referred to in the will, said his inclusion should be taken as a signal to future popes to continue John Paul’s historic efforts to improve Jewish-Catholic relations.
Visiting the Rome synagogue was perhaps the pope’s most significant gesture of all his historic Jewish initiatives, because it publicly signaled the end of the Catholic concept that [Catholicism] had superseded Judaism, said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League.
When the pope decided to visit the Rome synagogue, he opened a back channel to Toaff through a storied Italian Jewish family, the Lamontinis, to avoid putting the rabbi in an uncomfortable position, according to Foxman.
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 Great Synagogue of Rome
Nevertheless, a consideration of centuries-long cultural conditioning could not prevent us from recognizing that the acts of discrimination, unjustified limitation of religion freedom, oppression also on the level of civil freedom in regard to the Jews were, from an objective point of view, gravely deplorable manifestations.
On the occasion of this visit to your Synagogue, I wish to reaffirm them and to proclaim them in their perennial value.
More in general, there is the problem of morality, the great field of individual and social ethics.
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 Rome Synagogue, Rome - Reviews of Rome Synagogue - IgoUgo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The synagogue is very large and it has sephardic décor, with walls painted with Moorish patterns from the floor to the ceiling.
The synagogue has a large and very impressive museum that has on display artifacts that are several centuries old like scrolls covers, chairs with woodwork and original fabric, holiday clothes that were hand sewn and hand-stitched.
The Rome Jewish community is the largest in the country and is about 15000-16000 Jews, some of whom are of sephardic decent and some have been here for the last 2000 years.
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 Wedding in Rome
In the hills of Rome, there are villas and palaces in lush settings with breathtaking views.
Rome is the city where the State of the Vatican City lives, which brings a quality of intense joy to Catholic couples.
The Great Synagogue of Rome stands out in its architectural beauty and history of Judaism in Europe.
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 Bed and Breakfast Rome, Rome Hotel Reservation, Hotel Accommodation Rome Italy
Enoteca as it's simply called is a great place to drop in for a glass a wine and some antipasto, also a perfect place for an early dinner after a hard days shopping..
A block away from the Pantheon is Rome's best coffee, Roman's crowd into this landmark cafe for what is probably the best coffee in town, try their famous grand caffe, a great place for gifts to take back home.
One of Rome's most beautiful cafes, a perfect place to sit sipping a drink alone with a newspaper on a cold rainy day in winter - or - in summer to sit outside in the sunshine.
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 The Tempio Israelitico, Rome
The Tempio Israelitico is situated at Lungotevere Cenci in Rome.
The monument was built in an eclectic mixed style (Roman, Greek, Assyro-Babylonian) in 1904 by the Roman architects Armanni and Costa.
The impressive square domed synagogue can be seen across the Tiber, which flows past the south front of the synagogue.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Synagogue/rome.asp   (201 words)

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