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Ceremonial Hall, Prague: 7 reviews and 12 photos

The Jewish Burial Society was founded by, among others, Rabbi Judah Loew in 1564. It moved to this building in 1911. Now a part of the Jewish Museum, it houses artifacts and documents related to illness, death, and burial. The exhibit describes in detail how bodies re prepared to interrment. Included among the images are a painting of the ritual of body preparation and a collection of silver alms boxes. Other exhibits include tombstone fragments from the 14th Century and paintings of the cemetery. The third image is of a pitcher belonging to the burial society.

Address: Josefov
Directions: From Old-Town Square about 5min north-west.
Phone: +420-224 819 456
Website: http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 6, 2006
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