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Obj. ID: 2192
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  Synagogue in Boskovice, Czech Republic

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 2014

The synagogue was built in 1639 by the building contractor Sylvester Fiota (according to O. Sixtová, D.Polakovič, A. Pařik, Boskovice synagogue, guide, (The Jewish Museum in Prague, 2002)).  The synagogue is located in the heart of the Jewish quarter and the southern facade faces the street. The southern facade reflects the nature of the internal structure of the synagogue. Three lanceolate windows look into the prayer hall (10 m x 8 m) and the main entrance leads into the lobby. The windows on the second floor above the entrance look into the women’s gallery, which is located on the western side of the building. The round window on the eastern facade marks the location of the Torah ark.

A barrel-vaulted vestibule contains the main entrance. The upper floor contains women’s gallery (4 m x 8 m), which was built on the west side of the hall.

The old mikveh, which probably dates back to the time of settlement of the community, is located near the synagogue.

The modern building is the result of several stages of construction and reconstruction. The synagogue was built in 1639, and an annex was added in 1698. The reconstructions of the building were carried out in 1836, 1935, 1963, and from 1979 to 1986. (O. Sixtová, D.Polakovič, A. Pařik, Boskovice synagogue, guide, p. 59-61)

For the interior decoration see:

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Synagogue in Boskovice | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1639, 1698, 1836, 1936
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Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
Czech Republic | Moravia | Boskovice
| Traplova St.
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Documented by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Unknown
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
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Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Bibliography
http://10hvezd.cz/en/object/boskovice/ Klenovský, Jaroslav. Židovské Památky Moravy a Slezska - Jewish Monuments of Moravia and Silesia. Brno, 2001. Klenovský, Jaroslav. The Gates of the Righteous: Synagogues in Moravia, Silesia, and Bohemia. Ústí nad Labem, 2012. Fiedler, Jiří. Jewish Sights of Bohemia and Moravia: Guide Book. Prague: Sefer, 1991.

Olga Sixtová, Daniel Polakovič, Arno Pařík, Boskovice Synagogue: Guide (Prague, 2002)
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Boris Khaimovich | 2014
Author of description
Boris Khaimovich | 2014
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.