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Great Synagogue
Tempio Maggiore
41.891950° N, 12.477982° E
Lungotevere Cenci 15

Essays on the Great Synagogue

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    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    Designed by Vincenzo Costa and Osvaldo Armanni, the eclectic style of the Tempio Maggiore makes it stand out even in a city known for notable buildings and structures. It has been described both as Art Deco and "Assyrian Babylonian." The attention-grabbing design was a deliberate choice made by the community at the time who wanted the building to be a visible celebration of their freedom and to be seen from many vantage points in the city. It houses the offices of the Chief Rabbi of Rome and the Jewish Museum of Rome. continue reading →

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Bibliography of the Great Synagogue

  1. The Jewish Museum in Rome, Museo Ebraico Di Roma.” Jewish Virtual Library. Web.
  2. Barber, Annabel and Alta Macadam. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.. Blue Guides Limited of London. 2009. Print.

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014