Ibn Danan Synagogue (Fes)

Ibn Danan Synagogue (Fes)

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Ibn Danan Synagogue (Fes)

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The Ibn Danan Synagogue (, ), is a synagogue in Fes, Morocco, dating from the 17th century..

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The synagogue was once only one of several inside the walls of Fes, and not the most elaborate. It is entered through a simple doorway indistinguishable from the doors of nearby houses. The door leads immediately to a short flight of stairs that lead into the high, rectangular space of the synagogue.Zack, Joel, The Synagogues of Morocco; An Architectural and Preservation Survey, Jewish Heritage Council and World Monuments Fund, New York, August, 1993, pp. 29-32 ff. The walls are wainscotted with blue figured Moroccan tiles. The large Torah Ark, a cupboard filling the width of an entire wall, is made of carved wood. The wall above is decorated with intricately carved plaster work. Opposite the Torah Ark is a raised alcove, separated from the main prayer space by a wooden screen elaborately carved with a series of arches. It was intended as a seating area for the congregations more distinguished members. The bimah is accessed from this space, constructed as a small platform cantilevered out form the raised area. The wooden......
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