The Remuh Synagogue

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Our first stop was theJewish Quarter where we visited the Remuh Synagogue, one of the few left in Cracow. It couldn’t have held more than eighty orninety people, but then there aren’t that many Jews left in thecity. Before the war, there had been as many as 70,000. Between200 and 300 remained. On the synagogue grounds was an ancientand historic cemetery. The tomb of Rabbi Moses Isserles Remuh, ascholar of the sixteenth century, was in a fenced-off plotthere.

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