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Synagogue Restoration Points to Future of Lviv

Crossposted from Samuel Gruber’s Jewish Art & Monuments

Ukraine-born, Lviv-trained and Israeli-based architectural historian Sergey R. Kravtsov has been studying the history and architecture of the Golden Rose-Turei Zahav Synagogue, destroyed in the Second Wold War and surviving as a ruin, for at least a decade. He has now produced a handy history of the building, based on a variety of source materials and recent archaeological excavations, that must be the starting point for any consideration of its future conservation, rebuilding and use, whether for religious, commemorative or cultural purposes.

“Di Gildene Royze: The Turei Zahav Synagogue in L’viv” is the newest publication on historic synagogue architecture from Bet Tefila-Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe. Bet Tefila is a joint effort of the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Center for Jewish Art at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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