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The Ohel Jakob synagogue

2012.07.13
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June 27, 2012

The Ohel Jakob synagogue (from Hebrew: “Jacob's Tent”) was built 2004-2006 as the new main synagogue of the Munich Jewish community, located at Sankt-Jakobs-Platz. The synagogue was inaugurated on November 9, 2006. The building is part of the new Jewish Center consisting of the synagogue, the Jewish Museum Munich and a community center. The synagogue was designed by architects Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch who were awarded the contract after an architecture competition on July 6, 2001. The building is a cubic structure of travertine stone topped by a glass cube. The glass roof represents a tent (or Ohel), symbolizing Moses' 40-year-journey through the desert. The main portal was manufactured in Budapest and features Hebrew letters depicting the 10 commandments. Munich's original main synagogue was destroyed in June 1938 and stood a few blocks away from the new synagogue, on ground that is now a parking ramp. In 2003, German authorities uncovered a plot by a group of neo-Nazis to bomb the ceremony to lay the cornerstone for the building.
4 Comments
helys So interesting
Thanks for sharing
helys · 2012-07-08: 13:47
josy63 J'aime cette architecture assez dépouillée mis forte et le résumé historique ! Comme d'habitude votre curiosité fait des heureux !
josy63 · 2012-07-08: 15:10
finbarr Nice place !!
finbarr · 2012-07-08: 18:16
Dropblue C'est excellent ! Merci pour le partage !
Dropblue · 2012-07-09: 02:52
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