Great Maharsha Synagogue

The Great Maharsha Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת המהרש״א) was a synagogue in Ostroh, named after Rabbi Shmuel Eidels.

Great Maharsha Synagogue
LocationOstroh, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine
Geographic coordinates50°19′45″N 26°31′11″E / 50.32917°N 26.51972°E / 50.32917; 26.51972
Architect(s)Giacomo Madlena [uk][1]
Date establishedafter 1627

It was built after 1627 under a restriction "prohibiting the erection of synagogues taller than churches."[2] The synagogue was damaged during the Khmelnytsky massacres and centuries later, once again, during the Holocaust. It was used as a warehouse during the Soviet era, and later abandoned. Reconstruction of the ruins began in 2016 under the leadership of Hryhoriy Arshynov.[3][4][5]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Great Maharsha Synagogue in Ostroh". Historical Synagogues of Europe. The Center for Jewish Art. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  2. ^ Kravtsov, Sergey R. (December 17, 2015). "The Great Maharsha Synagogue in Ostroh: Memory and Oblivion. Have we reached the point of no return?". Jewish Heritage Europe. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  3. ^ "The Synagogue in Ostroh: Reconstruction of the ruins". Ukraïner. August 5, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Ukraine: Great Maharsha Synagogue in Ostroh has a new roof". Jewish Heritage Europe. March 12, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "A great loss to Ukrainian-Jewish heritage". Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. November 3, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2022.