Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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@gunter wrote:

The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue at Bevis Marks near Aldgate in London has the same layout and virtually the same detail as your Dutch example, except the balusters on the Tebah are of the barley-suger variety, characteristic of the 1700 -1 date.

This is most interesting and not at all surprising since the Amsterdam Synagogue, built around 1670 by the architect Elias Bouwman., also belonged to the Portuguese Jews. The interior of the Portuguese Synagogue is of the longitudinal Iberian-Sephardic type. The striking wooden Ark and the Tebah are found at opposite ends of the interior. Seating is divided into two halves facing one another. The women’s gallery is supported by twelve stone columns, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. During service 1000 candles in two enormous brass chandeliers light the synagogue. The deal floor is covered with fine sand, in the old Dutch fashion, to absorb dust, moisture and dirt from shoes and to muffle the noise.

Here is another picture of the tebah.


The inscription over the main door: Psalm 5:8 “In the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house”

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