A remarkable report on the remnants of Jewish material culture, researched, photographed and documented before their inevitable disappearance over time.
The Hebrew University’s Centre for Jewish Art (CJA) is world-renowned for their painstaking research work ‘in the field’ capturing images and knowledge about fast-disappearing material evidence of once-thriving Jewish existence. This report from the Volga region covers 13 cities and includes, synagogues, ritual baths, cemeteries, ritual objects and more.
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Front page image: The Choral Synagogue in Samara, arc. Z. Kleinerman, 1903–08.
Window at the western facade. Photo: Vladimir Levin.