Czech Republic Photographed and presented by Jair (Yair) Moreshet, 2008 Music: W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Trio in E Flat Major, K. 498, Allegro
Historical monumental Prague: The Old Town square as observed from the Old Town Hall tower
Old Town Hall, the very heart of historical romantic Prague
Old Town Hall, a crowd of tourists await the hourly “show” of the old astronomical clock
The Spanish Synagogue is named for its beautiful Moorish style. It has an exhibition about the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, both under the Austrian Empire and in the independent Czechoslovakia. The exhibition shows the Jews’ contributions to the general culture, the science, and the state, and their fate under the Nazis.
The Jewish quarter: Just an apartment building
The old dense Jewish cemetery, the final resting place of the 16 th century scholar and philosopher Rabbi Loew (“Maharal”), who created the legendary Golem of Prague. The mighty (but dumb) Golem was presumably capable of defending the Jewish community from a pogrom. The Hebrew term and the notion of “Golem” propagated to European cultures and in modern technology it stands for powerful but dumb man-created mechanisms -- Robots and Computers.
Prague: The Castle District and the Lower Town