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Inscription from the synagogue

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

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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