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Di Gildene Royze: The Turei Zahav Synagogue in L’viv


Kravtsov, Sergey R. Di Gildene Royze: The Turei Zahav Synagogue in L’viv. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86568-138-6  (Volume 3 of Studies of the Bet Tfila — Research Unite for Jewish Architecture in Europe, ed. by Alisha Cohen-Mushlin and Harmen H. Thies.)

Sergey Kravtsov at the ruins of the Turei Zahav synagogue, L'viv. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber

Ukraine-born, L’viv-trained  architectural historian Sergey R. Kravtsov, now at the Center for Jewish Art in Jerusalem, has published a definitive and richly illustrated study on the Turei Zahav, or Golden Rose, synagogue in L’viv, which he has been studying for years. Built in 1582, it was destroyed in World War II and is now a ruin.

Samuel D. Gruber writes about the book and the synagogue in his blog.

Kravstov earlier produced a digital reconstruction of the synagogue, which is viewable online.




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