Sunday, 1 August 2021

ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz

When I was in Speyer I didn't visit the Jewish coutyard, but luckily I bought this postcard because this year was listed as World Heritage

Mikvah in Speyer

Speyer in Germany was the hometown of one of the most important Jewish communities in Middle Ages in northern Europe. Bishop Hutzmann and Salic emperor Henry IV encouraged Jewish refugees from Mainz to the foundation of a Jewish community by facilitating them.

The Jewish courtyard was the central area of the Jewish quarter in Speyer and consisted of the synagogues for men and women as well as the Mikvah, for ritual washing. - in: wikipedia

I'm still missing Worms and Mainz

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