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the Synagogue of ben ezra(cairo)

Different names: El-Geniza Synagogue, El-Yaho church

In the Encyclopedia Britannica, a Synagogue is depicted as "A petition place for the Jews"

In old Greek it signifies: "The typical spot where the Jews collect to get religious lessons and to love" Some of these Temples were constructed near a wellspring of water, as much with respect to security from any assault, not only for ablution!ben ezra synagogue

The Synagogue of Ben Ezra was initially named El-Shamieen Church, and is arranged behind the "hanging church". The Synagogue once had an old duplicate of the Old Testament, and it was said that Ezra the Prophet (Al-Azir) had composed it

It is trusted that the site of the Synagogue where the container of Baby Moses was found

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was initially a Christian church that the Copts needed to offer, to the Jews, in 882A.D keeping in mind the end goal to pay the yearly expenses forced by the Muslim leaders of the time, and along these lines Abraham Ben Ezra, who originated from Jerusalem amid the rule of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, purchased the congregation for the entirety of 20,000 dinars

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As the centuries progressed, the Synagogue got broad reclamations and remodels until it achieved its present state. The present building goes back to 1892; the first one had gave way and another one was manufactured, resounding it.

A portrayal of the Synagogue

It is implicit the state of a basilica (rectangle), comprising of 2 stories; the first committed for the men while the second is devoted for the ladies. The passage is arranged on the north side. be ezra

The first floor

It is rectangular fit as a fiddle, measuring 17m long and 11.3m wide. It is isolated into 3 sections, the biggest being the center one (4.75 m in width); these parts are separated by steel bars painted in a marble-like shading.

There is a stage situated before the haven, where the rabbi stands to peruse the Torah. The lector stage is fit as a fiddle and is made of marble. A copper wall is arranged on the eighth side of the stage, where the Torah, and its rolls, is refreshed. There is a dedication Stella situated before the stage. Amidst this Stella is a top part comprising of 2 semi-curves carried on 3 columns, with a tallness of 85cm. there are 2 rooms on every side of the Holy Ark on the first floor

The Most Important Decorations of the Synagogue
Geometrical Decoration

This adornment does a reversal to the Turkish Period. It is obviously seen as an afterthought lobbies with examples, for example, star designs, pentagonal examples and rectangles
Flower enrichments
Utilized as a foundation for the geometrical examples, they are additionally found around the Star of David amidst the roof. Here is a blend of the Hatai and the Roman enrichments, which are botanical examples and are called "Hassock Arabesque". This beautification incorporates botanical examples, palmettos and lotus bloom. The south eastern side of the highest point of the Torah wardrobe is beautified with stalactites, on top of which is a semi circle with beam enhancements. The edge of the Torah Ark is a copy embellishment and on each of the two sides are 2 wooden sections with geometrical examples. The 2 sections have stalactite capitals of the Ottoman time frame