Ricky Marek

[093] Židovská radnice - The Jewish Town Hall, Praha (50°05'23.72" N 14°25'06.34" E)

The Jewish Town Hall (Židovská radnice) in Josefov, Prague, was constructed adjacent to the Old New Synagogue on the corner of Maiselova and Červená Ulice in 1586 in Renaissance style under the sponsorship of Mayor Mordechai Maisel. It acquired its Rococo facade in the 18th century. The building was the main meeting house of the local Jewish community but is currently closed to the public. It is perhaps best known for its two clocks, one on a tower with Roman numeral markings, the other, lower, has Hebrew numerals, which are the same as letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew numerals begin with aleph and continue counterclockwise around the clock dial.

This was the civil center of the old Jewish ghetto of Prague, just as the Old New Synagogue located beside it was the ghetto's religious center.

This is the 11th photo from the Praha Series, you are invited to look on the other ones as well:
- Solitary Graves at the old Jewish Cemetery
- Havelská Street Arches
- Tančící dům - The Dancing House (II).
- Tančící dům - The Dancing House (I).
- Reflection of the Past
- Katedrála svatého Víta PHDR (3x3x3)
- The Pražský hrad Planet.
- Sous-chef at work,
- Staroměstská radnice,
- Planet Staroměstská radnice

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