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A Catalogue of Wall Paintings in Central and East European Synagogues
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Old Wooden Synagogue (Besht Synagogue) in Piatra Neamț, .
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Object Detail
Subject
Unknown |
Date
1766
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Community
Location
Romania | Moldavia | Piatra-Neamţ
| 21 Dimitrie Ernici St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Category
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Material/Technique
Material Sdivucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Subgroup
Hallmark Identification
Hallmark Group Classification
Hallmark Reference
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Condition
Biography
Bibliography
Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwarz, Sinagogi din România (Bucarest, 1996) = Synagogues of Romania ([Bucarest]: Hasefer Publishing House, 1997) p. 102-105, 189, ills 84-85;
Paul Cernovodeanu, “The Jews of Moldova and Wallachia During the Phanariot Regime (1711–1821),” in The History of the Jews in Romania, vol. 1: From Its Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century, ed. Paul Cernovodeanu (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 2005), p. 102;
Stanciu, Măriuca, “Romanian Synagogues – Between West And East (Trends And Tendencies In The Synagogal Art In Romania),” Studia Hebraica 8 (2008), pp. 110–123, p. 115;
http:/shadowsoftime.co.nz/synagogues/piatraneamt.html;
Eliyahu Feldman, Ba’alei melakhah yehudiim be-moldaviyah (Jerusalem, 1982), p. 150-151
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Photographer
Photograph Date
2009
Negative/ Photo. No.
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris |
Researcher
Khaimovich Boris |
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Yeshayahu Gruber | 2015
Donor
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Description

The Old Wooden Synagogue in Piatra Neamț dates from 1766. It underwent restoration in 1826, 1854, 1870, 1928, and 2010. According to legend the Baal Shem Tov prayed here, hence it is sometimes called the "Besht Synagogue." [See: A. Streja and L. Schwarz, The Synagogue in Romania, 2nd. ed. (Bucharest: Hasefer, 2009), p. 152.]

The synagogue building consists of a rectangular prayer hall with a women's gallery on the north side. The interior floor is sunken one and a half meters below the exterior ground level. An octagonal wooden dome, typical of 18th-century wooden synagogue architecture, rises above the bimah in the center of the main prayer hall. A stone vestibule attached to the west side of the wooden building functions in winter as a smaller, warmer prayer hall.

 

For the main prayer hall see:

For the small prayer hall (vestibule) see:

See also: