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Inscription from the synagogue

<p>Inscription from the synagogue. Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona)</p>

Inscription from the synagogue. Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona)

The inscription must have been situated next to the Torah ark (Aron ha-Kodesh) where the Torah scroll was kept, in the great synagogue of Girona in the 14th century. It is a call to the faithful to follow the commandments of Jewish law, and it starts with the Bible verse "People of Israel, let's live by the light of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:5), and it continues with some verses of the Book of Psalms.

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