Permanent exhibition

Jewish Customs and Traditions I

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The exhibition is on the ground floor and in the upper-floor gallery of the Klausen Synagogue and consists of five themes: Worship and the Basic Sources of Judaism, The Synagogue: its Meaning and Appurtenances, Jewish Holidays, The Course of Life, Part 1 – Birth, Circumcision, Adulthood, Wedding and Divorce and The Jewish home.

The main nave houses the first part of the exhibition, which focuses on weekday services, the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. Here you can become acquainted with the basic characteristics and sources of Judaism, i.e. the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. On the eastern wall is the Baroque Holy Ark, in which the Torah scrolls are kept wrapped. The display cases around the perimeter of the hall feature the High Holidays (New Year, Day of Atonement) and the Pilgrimage Festivals (Pesah, Shavuot, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah). The north gallery houses the introductory section of the second part of the exhibition, titled “The Course of Life”. The west gallery focuses on the Jewish home with emphasis on typical ritual objects – the mezuzah and mizrah.



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