Remah Synagogue

Interior of the synagogue
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The interior

16th-century Jewish temple and the smallest of all historic synagogues in the Kazimierz district of Kraków, Poland.

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Moses Isserles

Commonly known by the Hebrew acronym for Rabbi Moses Isserles, "Rema" .

Moses Isserles (Artist's rendering)
The Rema's tombstone at the Remuh Cemetery, Kraków

His first wife died young, at the age of 20 and he later established the "Rema Synagogue" in Kraków in her memory (originally his house, built by his father in his honor—which he gave to the community).


Historical district of Kraków and Kraków Old Town, Poland.

Casmirvs (left) in a 1493 woodcut from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle (view facing west).
The Old Synagogue.
Interior of the Old Synagogue of Kazimierz before 1939.
Jewish children in front of Corpus Christi church sometime before 1939.
Map of Kazimierz
<center>Interior of the Tempel Synagogue</center>
<center>Ariel Jewish restaurant, Szeroka Street, Kazimierz 2009</center>
<center>Kazimierz in 2009</center>
<center>Helena Rubinstein's birth house (green)</center>
<center>Great Mikvah on Szeroka</center>
<center>Landau's House</center>
<center>Polish Jews Monument</center>
<center>Jan Karski Monument</center>
<center>Bawół Square mural. The mural takes inspiration from art nouveau era artist Ephraim Moses Lilien</center>
<center>Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków, annual cultural event organized since 1988 in Kazimierz</center>
<center>Ultra Orthodox Jews in the Szeroka Street Square</center>
Galicia Jewish Museum
Jewish Community Centre of Krakow
Remah Cemetery established in 1535
Corpus Christi Church, 1405
St. Catherine Church, 1426
Skałka, 1751
Trinity Church, 1758
Old Synagogue, 15th century
Remah Synagogue, 1557
High Synagogue, 1563
Wolf Popper Synagogue, 1620
Kupa Synagogue, 1643
Izaak Synagogue, 1644
Kowea Itim le-Tora Synagogue, 1810
Tempel Synagogue, 1862
Bne Emuna Prayerhouse, 1886. Today it houses the Judaica Foundation - Center For Jewish Culture
Chewra Thilim Synagogue, 1896. Now a restaurant.

A Jewish youth group now meets weekly in Kazimierz and the Remah Synagogue, which actively serves a small congregation of mostly elderly Cracovian Jews.

Israel ben Josef

Wealthy Jewish merchant, banker, and Talmudist who settled in Kraków in 1519, following the expulsion of the Jews from the German city of Regensburg.

The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. The center column contains the Talmud text, beginning with a section of Mishnah. The Gemara begins 14 lines down with the abbreviation גמ (gimmel-mem) in larger type. Mishnah and Gemara sections alternate throughout the Talmud. The blocks of text on either side are the Rashi and Tosafot commentaries, printed in Rashi script. Other notes and cross references are in the margins.

He was the father of Moses Isserles and the founder of the Remah Synagogue in Kazimierz, now a district of Kraków, built in 1553 on land owned by Israel ben Josef.

Remah Cemetery

Historic necropolis established in the years 1535–1551, and one of the oldest existing Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

Grave of Rabbi Moses Isserles (far right)
General view of the tombstones

It is situated at 40 Szeroka Street in the Kazimierz district of Kraków, beside the 16th-century Remah Synagogue.

Synagogues of Kraków

The synagogues of Kraków are a collection of monuments of Jewish sacred architecture in Poland.

Interior view of Old Synagogue, Kraków, Poland
Old Synagogue
Tempel Synagogue
Tempel Synagogue, interior
Remuh Synagogue
Remuh Synagogue, interior
Wolf Popper Synagogue, Kazimierz
Kupa Synagogue
Kupa Synagogue, interior
Izaak Synagogue, Kazimierz
Mizrachi Synagogue, Kazimierz
Kowea Itim le-Tora
Zucker Synagogue, Podgórze
Chewra Ner Tamid Synagogue
Chassids from Radomsko
Bne Emuna Prayerhouse
Ahawat Tora
Ahawat Raim
Bobov Synagogue
Chewra Thilim Synagogue
Deiches Synagogue
High Synagogue
High Synagogue, interior
Cypres Prayerhouse
Lednitzer Synagogue
Chassids from Radom
Damasz Prayerhouse
Talmud Torah Synagogue
Szejrit Bne Emun Synagogue

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History of the Jews in Poland

The history of the Jews in Poland dates back at least 1,000 years.

Reception of Jews in Poland, by Jan Matejko, 1889
Early-medieval Polish coins with Hebrew inscriptions
Casimir the Great and the Jews, by Wojciech Gerson, 1874
Casimir IV Jagiellon confirmed and extended Jewish charters in the second half of the 15th century
Sigismund II Augustus followed his father's tolerant policy and also granted autonomy to the Jews.
Number of Jews in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth per voivodeship in 1764
A Polish Jew in an engraving from 1703
Late-Renaissance synagogue, Zamość, Poland, 1610–20
Jacob Frank
Jewish dress in 17th (top) and 18th centuries
Berek Joselewicz (1764–1809)
Jewish merchants in 19th-century Warsaw
Map of Pale of Settlement, showing Jewish population densities
Caricature of Russian Army assailant in 1906 Białystok pogrom
A Bundist demonstration, 1917
Hasidic schoolchildren in Łódź, c. 1910s, during Partitions
Rabbi Baruch Steinberg before Warsaw Great Synagogue (1933), reading roll call of the fallen, organized by Union of Jewish Fighters for Polish Independence
Warsaw Great Synagogue
L. L. Zamenhof, creator of Esperanto
Isaac Bashevis Singer (Polish: Izaak Zynger), achieved international acclaim as a classic Jewish writer and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978
Shimon Peres, born in Poland as Szymon Perski, served as the ninth President of Israel between 2007 and 2014
Student's book (indeks) of Jewish medical student Marek Szapiro at Warsaw University, with rectangular "ghetto benches" ("odd-numbered-benches") stamp
Demonstration of Polish students demanding implementation of "ghetto benches" at Lwów Polytechnic (1937).
Graves of Jewish-Polish soldiers who died in 1939 September Campaign, Powązki Cemetery
Yiddish election notice for Soviet local government to the People's council of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic in Białystok, occupied Poland.
Jewish-Polish soldier's grave, Monte Cassino, Italy
Map of the Holocaust in Poland under German occupation.
Starving Jewish children, Warsaw Ghetto
Jewish Ghettos in German-occupied Poland and Eastern Europe
Walling-off Świętokrzyska Street (seen from Marszałkowska Street on the "Aryan side")
Announcement of death penalty for Jews captured outside the Ghetto and for Poles helping Jews, November 1941
Janusz Korczak's orphanage
Ghetto fighters memorial in Warsaw built in 1948 by sculptor Nathan Rapoport
Deportation to Treblinka at the Umschlagplatz
The cover page of The Stroop Report with International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg markings.
34 Mordechaj Anielewicz Street, Warsaw, Poland
Freed prisoners of Gęsiówka and the Szare Szeregi fighters after the liberation of the camp in August 1944
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 saw the destruction of what remained of the Ghetto
Page from a register of several hundred Jewish survivors who returned to Oświęcim after the war; created by a local Jewish Committee in 1945. Most remained for only a brief period.
Chief Rabbi of Poland – Michael Schudrich
Lesko Synagogue, Poland
Reform Beit Warszawa Synagogue
2005 March of the Living
President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 26 June 2007
"Shalom in Szeroka Street", the final concert of the 15th Jewish Festival

The Remuh Synagogue was built for him in 1557.

Historic synagogues

Historic synagogues include synagogues that date back to ancient times and synagogues that represent the earliest Jewish presence in cities around the world.

The Old Synagogue in Erfurt, Germany, portions of which date from c.1100
The Santa María la Blanca synagogue was built in Toledo, Spain in 1190.
The Old New Synagogue in Prague, Bohemia (Czech Republic), the oldest synagogue in continuous use, built around 1270 compares similarly with the Ramban synagogue in Safed, modern Israel.
The Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi, India
Ruins of the ancient synagogue of Kfar Bar'am in the Galilee
Lebanon's Deir el Qamar Synagogue.
Interior of the 13th-century Old New Synagogue of Prague. Built around 1270, it is the world's oldest active synagogue.
Sarajevo Sephardic Old Synagogue built in 1587
Entrance to the synagogue and gateway to the old Ghetto in Avignon
The Scolanova Synagogue, Trani, Italy, built around 1200.
Inside of the Old Synagogue, Kraków
14th century Córdoba Synagogue
Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island, completed in 1763
The Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, located in Recife stands on the site of the earliest synagogue in the Americas.

Remuh Synagogue was completed in 1557

Velyki Perehony

Ukrainian adventure reality game show based on the international Amazing Race franchise.

Sofia Square served as the Starting and Finish Line of Velyki Perehony.
Route map
In the first leg, teams had to have their photograph taken with a local wearing traditional Arab garments to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
In the second leg, teams had to have their photograph taken with a blue auto rickshaw in order to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
The Pit Stop for this leg was at the Mount Lavinia Hotel's beach.
In Singapore, teams had to have their photograph taken with the Marina Bay Sands in the background to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
In this leg's Roadblock, one member of each team had to eat six baluts.
In this leg, teams visited Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in Palawan.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to bungee jump from the 216 m high Bloukrans Bridge.
In this leg, teams had to photograph the Cape of Good Hope to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
In the ninth leg, teams had to have their photograph taken with the De Gooyer windmill in the background to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
In the tenth leg, teams had to photograph the Remuh Synagogue to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
In the eleventh leg, teams had to have their photograph taken with a Saint Florian monument in Myślenice to obtain a postcard to send to Kyiv.
In Kyiv, teams had to retrieve their postcards at the Central Post Office in Independence Square.

Kraków (Remuh Synagogue)