Published: September 13, 2017
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Jewish History Museum

Photos of the Museu d’Història dels Jueus in Girona, at the Bonastruc ça Porta Center.

This museum has collected documents and pieces from several centuries related to the Jewish community since the medieval Girona, a city from then referred to as a "mother city of Israel", due to the influence of this community in various fields of knowledge.

Star of David in the courtyard of Bonastruc ça Porta Center

Star of David in the courtyard of Bonastruc ça Porta Center - Girona, Spain The "Museu d’Història dels Jueus" is located in the same site as the last synagogue of Girona until 1942, currently at Carrer de la Força, 8, near the Girona City History Museum.

Sefer Torah wooden case

Sefer Torah wooden case - Girona, Spain Carved wood from the 19th century originally from Jerusalem.

Detail of the Sefer Torah

Detail of the Sefer Torah - Girona, Spain Book of the Law scroll from the 19th century, proceeding from Germany.

מְעִיל - Meil from the 19th century

מְעִיל - Meil from the 19th century - Girona, Spain Torah mantle embroidered with golden thread.

Rimmon

Rimmon - Girona, Spain Sefer Torah ornament, made of alpaca and silver, from the 19th century.

Ceramic vessel from the 14th century

Ceramic vessel from the 14th century - Girona, Spain

Megillah of Esther

Megillah of Esther - Girona, Spain Scroll from the 18th century.

Medieval Jewish garments

Medieval Jewish garments - Girona, Spain Felt reproductions made according to medieval manuscripts.

Tefillin bag from the 19th century

Tefillin bag from the 19th century - Girona, Spain

Stone with inscription of the Great Synagogue of Girona from the 14th century

Stone with inscription of the Great Synagogue of Girona from the 14th century - Girona, Spain

Facsimile of the first translation into Spanish of the Hebrew Bible from 1430

Facsimile of the first translation into Spanish of the Hebrew Bible from 1430 - Girona, Spain A work of Moses Arragel de Guadalajara, commissioned by the Grand Master of the Order of Calatrava.

Miqveh - מִקְוֶה

Miqveh - מִקְוֶה - Girona, Spain Women’s ritual bath, vestige of the last medieval Synagogue in the city, from 1435.

Inquisition memories

Inquisition memories - Girona, Spain One of the least macabre instruments among those used by the Inquisition, exhibited at the Jewish History Museum.

Detail of an Inquisition pillory

Detail of an Inquisition pillory - Girona, Spain

Hebrew manuscript with Kabbalistic inscriptions for the invocation of protective angels

Hebrew manuscript with Kabbalistic inscriptions for the invocation of protective angels - Girona, Spain Scroll from the 17th century.

The Kabbalah: Secret Tradition of the West

The Kabbalah: Secret Tradition of the West - Girona, Spain A book by Gérard Encausse, 1903 edition printed in Paris. The page on the right shows the Tree of Life of the Kabbalah, according to Kircher.

Sefer Torat ha-adam

Sefer Torat ha-adam - Girona, Spain The book entitled "The Law of Man" by the Rabbi Moses ben Nahman. Printed in Venice in 1595.

Document of the expulsion of the Jews from Girona

Document of the expulsion of the Jews from Girona - Girona, Spain Facsimile of the document entitled "Edicte d’Expulsió dels Jueus" from April 20, 1492.

Commemorative plaque of the Rabbi Moses ben Nahman

Commemorative plaque of the Rabbi Moses ben Nahman - Girona, Spain Also known as Nachmanides (1194-1270). Depiction of a menorah and leaves motifs.

Commemorative plaque of the voyages of discovery

Commemorative plaque of the voyages of discovery - Girona, Spain Commemorative plaque of Rabbi Abraham Zacuto, Joseph Vecinho, and Jacob Corsino, "Eminent Jewish men of Science who contributed to the Voyages of Discovery."

Vestiges of a house in the Jewish quarter from the 13th century

Vestiges of a house in the Jewish quarter from the 13th century - Girona, Spain The excavations at the Bonastruc ça Porta Center indicate that this house caught fire and was later integrated as part of the Synagogue until 1492.


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