Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Old Synagogue

Facade of the old synagogue of LivornoThe facade of the old synagogue of Livorno, destroyed during Allied air raids in the Second World War.The tebah of the old synagogue of LivornoThe tebah, the pulpit from where the Torah was read. Part of the balauster was salvaged and was used for the same purpose in the new synagogue.The Torah ark of the old synagogue of LivornoThe Torah ark, which contained the Torah scrolls of the synagogue.A frontal view of the tebah of the old synagogue of LivornoA frontal view of the tebah, you may compare it with this 1850 painting by Solomon Hart.

(1905 postcards digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

Search labels: synagogue
See also: Synagogue of Livorno - Inside the Synagogue - Moses Montefiore
External links: Tebah - Torah ark

13 comments:

Jack said...

Your occasional posts from old postcards are wonderful, VP.

Gunn said...

What a find!
Beautiful details.
I like it in b/w.

Dina said...

The glorious days of old.

And interesting to find the postage stamp on the picture side of the card.

Randy said...

Amazing old postcards.

Traveling Hawk said...

I like old postcards. It's a way to discover the past. It's a shame that such a building disapeared.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful images. Isn't it great that we have images to preserve what has been destroyed.

Birdman said...

Is the building still standing?

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

Halcyon said...

I guess they don't allow visitors in the new temple? Love the details in the old postcards. Looks like a beautiful place to worship.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful old images VP, so interesting to see what this grand old building looked like back then.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful detail in these old photos.

Arianna said...

Mi piacerebbe visitare una sinagoga! Ciao, Arianna

JM said...

Wonderful postcards!