Author(s): Podwal, Mark H
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 Jewish people. Includes an author's note and bibliography.
"A beautiful, Impressionistic introduction to a portion of Judaic lore and a European architectural marvel."--"Kirkus" "I've never seen Prague in such luminous colors . . . Prague with wings . . . flying, floating, reaching the sky. The simple fact is that it is a glorious book."--Peter Sis