Tzedek Ve-Shalom. A Synagogue from Suriname in The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Hardcover)

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Transform your awareness and appreciation of Jewish history with this publication from the Israel Museum:

  • Titled Tzedek V’Shalom, this hardcover piece dives into the Jewish community in Suriname, South America.
  • Reveals the stories of the unique synagogue, architecture, and ritual objects that are now reconstructed in the Israel Museum.
  • Important, fascinating piece as a great gift for someone who loves Jewish international history!

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A Synagogue from Suriname in The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Edited by Tania Coen-Uzzielli

Hardcover, 112 pages, 75 color illustrations

11.4" X 8.3" / 29 X 21 cm

The little-known country of Suriname, until 1975 a colony named Dutch Guiana, is situated on the northern coast of South America. Jews were among its first European settlers, and during the 18th century the Sephardic Tzedek ve-Shalom synagogue was built in the capital city of Paramaribo. In the late 1990s, with the synagogue no longer in use, permission was granted to transfer its interior to the Israel Museum as a long-term loan. A specialized Museum team carefully dismantled the wooden furnishings-including a magnificent Torah ark and reader's platform-for transport to Jerusalem. Today the synagogue, with its original artifact inside, has been reconstructed in the Museum's Wing for Jewish Art and Life.

This publication explores the history of a distant Jewish community; tells the story of a beautiful synagogue, from its foundation to its transfer and restoration; and examines the style of the synagogue's architecture and splendid ceremonial objects.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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