Sunday, 20 May 2012

Strange feeling wearing a kippah in Josefov, the Jewish district of Prague

This district is about 1.000 years old. In some buildings like synagogues and holy places for the Jews, you have to wear a kippah which is a strange feeling. I have a lot of wild hear and it doesn’t stay easily on the top of my head. The district has a lot of beautiful houses, and some street stands selling typical souvenirs related to the Jewish culture. It was the first time I was confronted with stories of the writer Kafka, Rabbi Löw and the Golem.

Deze wijk is meer dan 1.000 jaar oud. In sommige heilige gebouwen voor de Joden en Synagoges, moet je een keppel dragen wat voor mij een raar gevoel was. Ik heb veel wilde haren en de keppel blijft niet lang op de top van mijn hoofd staan. De wijk heeft vele mooie huizen en enkele straatkraampjes die typisch Joodse artikelen en souvenirs verkopen. Het was de eerste keer dat ik in aanraking kwam met verhalen van de schrijver Kafka, Rabbi Löw en de Golem..
 
Josefov Prague

Josefov Prague
Statue Kafka

Josefov Prague
kippah

Josefov Prague

Josefov Prague

Josefov Prague

Josefov Prague

Previous Prague article: Vyšehrad gates and parks, away from the busy centre of Prague

Previous Josefov article: The Old Jewish cemetery in Josefov district, Prague

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14 comments:

  1. Die papieren kippah heb ik ook nog in een album zitten. De deur is prachtig versierd in de eerste foto. Het beeld van Kafka is ook prachtig.

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  2. Would loved to have seen you wearing a kippah! Wonderful images - the Kafka statue is extraordinarily moving.

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  3. nice post...
    informative and interesting...

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  4. Lovely shots Filip.... but one is missing, and that is you in your Kippah!

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  5. De Joden leven een apart leven, voor ons niet altijd te begrijpen.
    Enkele mooie informatieve beelden.

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  6. lovely photos and beautiful buildings. the Kafka statue is truly one of a kind.

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  7. Superbe ce quartier et des photos très belles!! merci pour le partage!!! bisousssss

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  8. Interesting story Greetings from ...
    Abstract text and Reflection.

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  9. very nice article! I love the pic with the hat-shop:-)

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  10. What an amazing place. The buildings, especially the green one is just beautiful! The statues are very proper and stunning as well...I wish I knew more about the Statue Kafka, it seems quite impressive!

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  11. What? No photo of you wearing the cap?

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  12. That little store everything I want! Those kippahs are beautiful. The place looks nice too..

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  13. It has the really interesting write-up. Many thanks expressing.

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  14. Sale of Kippahs get more than double during the festive season and also when family functions are held among members of the Jewish community.
    Jewish kippah

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