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Unformatted text preview: not only helped establish that these synagogues did exist, but helped define their importance in the Jewish community once more. The 1940s also brought along the modern American synagogue and many traditional “immigrant” synagogues were forgotten about. Synagogues are a communal symbol for the Jewish religion and today there seems to be a revival of interest in the community – not only in the “American Jew” built synagogues but the immigrant ones as well. Comment: I never knew that the American culture omitted or obscured synagogue themes and buildings from maps – it seems that the Jewish culture in Manhattan always remained strong and were able to move forward and become modern as history progresses. Question: What is the direct correlation between post-war attitude towards the immigrant synagogues and it’s absence of celebration in the Jewish community after the 1940s?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course ART HIST 212 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11