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  Synagogue - LoveToKnow 1911
SYNAGOGUE (avvayo yi 7), literally "assemblage," is the term employed to denote either a congregation of Jews, i.e.
Further the term is often used to denote the system of Judaism, as when the "Synagogue" is contrasted to the "Church." The germ of the synagogue, that is, of religious assemblages dissociated from the ancient ritual of the altar, may be found in the circle of the prophets and their disciples (see especially Isa.
The ancient synagogue of Alexandria (destroyed by Trajan) was a basilica.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Synagogue   (1145 words)

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
synagogue be in the highest place of the city and face to the east.
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 Synagogue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Typically a synagogue (especially in North America and in Europe) will have a dual leadership: a lay leadership comprising a committee and a president (or chairperson) who may be elected by all members, and a rabbi—a spiritual guide who is usually appointed by the lay leadership.
Synagogue windows are often curved at the top and squared at the bottom, recalling the popular depiction of the shape of the Lukhot (Tablets of the Law) which Moses received from God at Mount Sinai.
The Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island is the oldest Jewish house of worship in North America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Synagogue   (2310 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - SYNAGOGUE:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
6a [the Synagogue of the Vine]), Tiberias (Ber.
One synagogue received its name from the Campus Martius, and one from the Subura, a populous quarter of Rome; while another was termed "the Synagogue of the Olive-Tree." The inscriptions refer even to a synagogue of "the Hebrews," which belonged probably to a community of Jews who spoke Hebrew or Aramaic.
The synagogue of a village, being built only for the people around it, may be sold on a proper occasion; but a synagogue in a great city, which is really built for all Israelites who may come and worship in it, ought not to be sold at all.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=1212&letter=S&search=judaism   (4586 words)

 Paradesi Synagogue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original synagogue was built in the 4th century in Kodungallur (Cranganore) when the Jews had a mercantile role in the South Indian region along the Malabar coast now called Kerala.
The first synagogue made by the Malabari Jews in Cochin was destroyed in the Portuguese persecution of the Malabari Jews and Nasrani people of Kerala in the 1500s.
The second synagogue, built under the protection of the King of Kochi along with Dutch patronage, is the present synagogue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paradesi_Synagogue   (539 words)

 synagogue - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about synagogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Synagogues serve as centres of the Jewish community, under the leadership of a rabbi.
In Orthodox synagogues women are segregated, either in a balcony or behind the men, as a reminder that women sat in their own courtyard in the Temple.
A synagogue may have several, beautifully adorned Sefer Torahs kept in its ark. The ark is closed with an ornately decorated parochet (curtain) of satin or velvet.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /synagogue   (588 words)

The first Synagogue in the City was constructed in 1674 and had to be replaced by a larger one, however again 6 years later it was by a larger one, followed in 1702 by a spacious house, bought near the northeastern corner of the walled city.
The new Synagogue was consecrated in 1703 by Chacham Eliau Lopez.
The interior of Snoa resemble the mother Synagogue the three high vaulted ceiling, the Holy Ark, the galleries,, the benches and the illumination, all have a marked semblance of the Synagogue in Amsterdam.
www.nelsal.com /synagogue.htm   (777 words)

 Synagogue (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The form and internal arrangements of the synagogue would greatly depend on the wealth of the Jews who erected it, and on the place where it was built.
Where perfected into a system, the services of the synagogue, which were at the same hours as those of the temple, consisted, (1) of prayer, which formed a kind of liturgy, there were in all eighteen prayers; (2) the reading of the Scriptures in certain definite portions; and (3) the exposition of the portions read.
The establishment of synagogues wherever the Jews were found in sufficient numbers helped greatly to keep alive Israel's hope of the coming of the Messiah, and to prepare the way for the spread of the gospel in other lands.
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 Capharnaum 1st cent. AD Synagogue
In the specific case of Capharnaum, the presence of an earlier synagogue would better explain why the fourth century Jewish community of the village chose this very spot to raise the monumental white synagogue in spite of the fact that the chosen area was extremely close to a Christian shrine.
Corbo and the writer agree on one important point: the "basalt stone wall" predates the white synagogue and is better understood as belonging to an earlier synagogue.
This interpretation becomes plausible as soon as the "basalt stone wall" is carefully studied both in relation to the foundations of the E court and to the walls of the prayer hall.
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The recovery in the synagogue of lamps with pagan motifs further recommends this possibility since the Samaritans are known to have been syncretistic.
While the remains of the synagogue measure 15.5 m long x 28.15 m wide, the building was originally considerably larger, as much of the structure has been lost to the intruding sea.
Reconstruction of the courtyard of the House of the Poseidoniasts.
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But this spring, with the synagogue's membership only holding steady, leaders extended the offer to Jewish families around the nation who were willing to join Beth Israel.
Synagogue leaders are also hoping to capitalize on the relatively low cost of houses in Malden.
Living near the 101-year-old synagogue is imperative for congregation members; Orthodox Jews center their lives around the congregation.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3117718,00.html   (942 words)

 The Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, Budapest
The Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, also known as the Dohány Synagogue, or the Tabac-Schul, the Yiddish translation of dohány (tobacco), after the Hungarian name of the street, is located in Belváros, the inner city of Pest, in the eastern section of Budapest.
The synagogue was also used as a shelter, and towards the end of World War 2, the building suffered some severe damage from aerial raids during the battle for the liberation of Budapest.
Today the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, for a long time one of the most renowned landmarks of Budapest, is serving as the main synagogue of the local Jewish community as well as a major tourist attraction.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Synagogue/budapest.asp   (743 words)

 Synagogues, Shuls, and Temples / Torah 101 / Mechon Mamre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Synagogues, Shuls, and Temples / Torah 101 / Mechon Mamre
Throughout this site, we have used the word "synagogue" to refer to the Jewish equivalent of a church.  There are actually several different terms for a Jewish house of worship, and you can tell a lot about people by the terms they use.
Conservative Jews usually use the word "synagogue", which comes from a Greek word meaning place of assembly (it is related to the word "synod").
www.mechon-mamre.org /jewfaq/shul.htm   (146 words)

The synagogue is a symbol of the incompleteness of the Jewish religions, which all Jews feel.
The lay-out of the interior of the synagogue is governed by strict rules: Situated in the direction of Jerusalem, there is an ark containing the Torah.
And a 7-branched candelabrum is a central ornament in the synagogue.
i-cias.com /e.o/synagog.htm   (174 words)

 Judaism 101: Synagogues, Shuls and Temples
Conservative Jews usually use the word "synagogue," which is actually a Greek translation of Beit K'nesset and means "place of assembly" (it's related to the word "synod").
At a minimum, a synagogue is a beit tefilah, a house of prayer.
Instead, synagogues are financed through membership dues paid annually, through voluntary donations, through the purchase of reserved seats for services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the holidays when the synagogue is most crowded), and through the purchase of various types of memorial plaques.
www.jewfaq.org /shul.htm   (1946 words)

 Easton's Bible Dictionary
Some, however, are of opinion that it was specially during the Babylonian captivity that the system of synagogue worship, if not actually introduced, was at least reorganized on a systematic plan (Eze 8:1; Eze 14:1).
The exiles gathered together for the reading of the law and the prophets as they had opportunity, and after their return synagogues were established all over the land (Ezr 8:15; Neh 8:2).
To be "put out of the synagogue," a phrase used by John (Joh 9:22; Joh 12:42; Joh 16:2), means to be excommunicated.
www.sacred-texts.com /bib/ebd/ebd354.htm   (893 words)

 Subotica Synagogue
The former Synagogue in Subotica, Yugoslavia, located in the Vojvodina, a formerly autonomous region of Serbia, near the Hungarian border, continues to deteriorate despite extensive efforts at repair undertaken by the municipality in the 1980s, and more recent international recognition of the building's importance as an architectural and cultural landmark.
The magnificent Secessionist style synagogue, built in 1902, is listed in accordance with a decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia as a cultural property of extreme importance - the highest designation and level of protection possible.
The synagogue was slightly cleaned for the opening of the first program organized by the recently formed "Synagogue Chain" designed to focus attention on a number of former synagogues in Central European countries including synagogues at Subotica (Yugoslavia), Nagykanizsa, Gyor, Szeged (Hungary), Somorja (Slovakia) and Kolozsvar (Romania).
www.isjm.org /jhr/IInos3-4/subotica.htm   (1125 words)

 Synagogue 3000's Purpose
Synagogue 3000 is a catalyst for excellence, empowering congregations and communities to create synagogues that are sacred and vital centers of Jewish life.
Sacred communities are those where relationships with God and with each other define everything the synagogue does; where ritual is engaging; where Torah suffuses all we do; where social justice is a moral imperative; and where membership is about welcoming and engaging both the committed and the unaffiliated.
Success for us is when synagogues develop deeper relationships with their members rather than simply offering more programs.
www.synagogue3000.org /purpose.html   (304 words)

This structure was built on top of an earlier synagogue that was founded in the first century CE and constructed out of basalt.
East stylobate (column foundation wall) of the Limestone synagogue; B. The Basalt Stone wall (MB 5) of the I CE synagogue (a stylobate of the earlier structure); C. The first century CE stone pavement.
Visible are the Limestone synagogue, the Basalt wall of the I CE synagogue (MB 2) and the first century stone pavement.
www.pohick.org /sts/capernaum.html   (418 words)

 Synagogue (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
Philo calls the synagogues "houses of instruction, where the philosophy of the fathers and all manner of virtues were taught" (compare Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:21; Mark 6:2; Luke 4:15, Luke 4:33; Luke 6:6; Luke 13:10; John 6:59; John 18:20; CAp, ii, 17).
From the description in the Talmud of the synagogue at Alexandria (Toc Cukkah, edition Zunz, 198 20; Cukkah 51b one imagrees the synagogues to have been modeled on the pattern of the temple or of the temple court.
It was the ruler's business to control the synagogue services, as for instance to decide who was to be called upon to read from the Law and the Prophets (Yoma' 7 1) and to preach (Acts 13:15; compare Luke 13:14); he had to look after the discussions, and generally to keep order.
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 Synagogues, Shuls & Temples
The synagogue often functions as a sort of town hall where matters of importance to the community can be discussed.
Instead, synagogues are financed through membership dues paid annually, through voluntary donations, and through the purchase of reserved seats for services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the holidays when the synagogue is most crowded).
Synagogues in the United States are generally designed so that the front of the sanctuary is on the side towards Jerusalem, which is the direction that we are supposed to face when reciting certain prayers.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/shul.html   (1683 words)

 synagogue - Easton's Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
Some, however, are of opinion that it was specially during the Babylonian captivity that the system of synagogue worship, if not actually introduced, was at least reorganized on a systematic plan (Ezekiel 8:1; 14:1).
The exiles gathered together for the reading of the law and the prophets as they had opportunity, and after their return synagogues were established all over the land (Ezra 8:15; Nehemiah 8:2).
The synagogue was also sometimes used as a court of judicature, in which the rulers presided (Matthew 10:17; Mark 5:22; Luke 12:11; 21:12; Acts 13:15; 22:19); also as public schools.
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 synagogue. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Services in the synagogue were conducted in a simpler manner than in the Temple.
The role the synagogue played in preserving Judaism intact through the centuries cannot be overestimated, nor can its influence as an intellectual and cultural force.
In the United States, the national synagogue associations, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, the United Synagogue of America (Conservative), and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Reform) are organized in the Synagogue Council of America.
www.bartleby.com /65/sy/synagogu.html   (372 words)

 Russia News
The work is targeted toward the synagogue's original architectural appearance and reconstruction of some premises in accordance with the community's present needs as well as with its charity and educational programs.
The synagogue was consecrated in 1893, and after its completion, Russian authorities ordered all Jewish meeting houses in the city closed - in order that they be moved to the newly completed synagogue.
The influx of various groups necessitated the partitioning of the synagogue and this considerably altered the interior arrangement.
www.isjm.org /jhr/IInos3-4/russia.htm   (865 words)

 Crosswalk.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A knowledge of the history and worship of the synagogues is of great importance, since they are the characteristic institution of the later phase of Judaism.
The solemn days of the synagogue were the second, the fifth and the seventh, the last or Sabbath being the conclusion of the whole.
It seems probable that the council was the larger tribunal of twenty-three, which sat in every city, and that under the term synagogue we are to understand a smaller court, probably that of the ten judges mentioned in the Talmud.
www.biblestudytools.net /Dictionaries/SmithsBibleDictionary/smt.cgi?number=T4166   (1154 words)

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