Built by Angels

Built by Angels

The Story of the Old-new Synagogue

Book - 2009
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As legend tells it, the Old-New Synagogue in Prague was built by angels, and later was home to a golem who remains locked away in the building to this day. In lyrical prose, Mark Podwal shares the story of the world's oldest active synagogue, which was completed in 1270. Throughout the years, this sacred place of prayer and celebration has endured plagues, wars, and the Nazi regime. Its story is part legend, part history, and one that stands as a testament to the perseverance of the Jewishpeople. Includes an author's note and bibliography.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780152066789
0152066780
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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