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Ceiling of the beautifully restored former synagogue in Rakovnik, CZ

Today is the Fourth of July -- Independence Day in the United States.

It's traditionally celebrated with fireworks displays against starry summer skies.

We thought we'd post of images of synagogue decoration that evoke the heavens (and celebration).

 

Stained glass window in Great Synagogue, Plzen, CZ

 

Ceiling of former synagogue in Kasejovice, CZ

 

Ceiling, beautifully restored synagogue in Breznice, CZ

 

Stained glass window in beautifully restored synagogue in Subotica, Serbia

 

Ceiling of synagogue in Cuneo, Italy

 

inner cupola from the dismantled synagogue of Hornsburg, Germany, whose fittings are displayed in the regional museum in Braunschweig, Germany, where they were brought in the 1920s.

 

Arad, Romania. Synagogue interior

 

Dome, restored Zion synagogue in Oradea, Romania

 

Ceiling, Orthodox synagogue, Trnava, Slovakia

 

Starry sky and the four animals in the "Tranzit House" synagogue in Cluj, Romania

 

Ceiling, synagogue in Saluzzo, Italy

 

Ceiling, Verona, Italy, Synagogue

 

Ceiling of one of the grand tombs in the Kozma utca Jewish cemetery, Budapest

 

Presov, Slovakia-- ceiling of Orthodox synagogue

 

Wall painting, Kazinczy st. synagogue, Budapest

 

Ark in the restored synagogue in Ckyne, CZ

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