The Zohar and the Polish Synagogue: The Practical Influence of a Sacred Text

Hubka, Thomas C.
March 2000
Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy (Routledge);Mar2000, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p173
Academic Journal
Examines the influence of the book 'Zohar' (believed to have been written by second century sage Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai) on the art and architecture of synagogues built in Poland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Sources of the 'Zohar' and the diffusion of Zoharic ideas; Context of synagogue making; Synagogue planning; Features of Zoharic art and architecture.


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