Tuesday, 3 June 2014
A Visit to Prague
Our Chair, Evelyn Friedlander, visited the Czech Republic last week. She met with our friends at the Jewish Museum in Prague, and was able to visit several synagogues and other Jewish sites, including some outside the city.
This is the ark in the High Synagogue in Prague. The beautiful parochet (ark curtain) is a modern design that uses pieces of old tallitot (prayer shawls). This is another example of a second life for a Jewish ritual object that might otherwise have been discarded.