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Synagogue in Bratislava by DamaInNero Synagogue in Bratislava by DamaInNero
 The only Sinagogue in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The synagogue exterior has a towerless, seven-pillared colonnade facing Heydukova Street.

Photo: Me

I thank my son GothicNarcissus for his help in post production. :heart:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015   Photographer
great !!!
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Thank you, Riki! :hug:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015   Photographer
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Zagzagel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice photo. I used to confuse Bratislava, Slovakia with Bratslav, Ukraine. (Original home of the Breslover Hasidic sect.) This photo does make me a little sad however, in that it reminds me that the great European centres of Jewry are fast vanishing from the world. All of the grand synagogues are being sold off and/or turned into museums. The great synagogue of Worms, Germany that my grandparents used to worship in has been rebuilt, but it's just an empty building. Without the people there to give it life, it has no soul. That's what your photo reminds me of. I hope that wasn't too depressing?
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
I've been to Berlin and I took part in a prayer in a Synagogue, which I also photographed (my photo Red Synagogue), and after the service we shared some food. I was really surprised, in a pleasant way, to find many people there. And in my photo Happy Birthday To You is the choir of the Synagogue in Modena, Italy, which is very active and takes part in the services.
On the other hand, though, there is the Grodno Synagogue, Belarus, which is almost empty and struggles to be properly redecorated, or the Trieste Synagogue, Italy, which is huge because it used to harbour a very big community, but whose side room is now enough for the whole community to gather and pray.
I think the communities survive mostly in the bigger cities, but it's true that in smaller ones they are slowly disappearing. After all, the departure of European Jews to Israel is hastened because of subtle but ubiquitous anti-Semitism and terrorist attack specifically aimed to Jews, which the public opinion downwashes to random occurrences.
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Thanks. :hug:
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