Sunday, July 3rd
Posted on July 4, 2011
After an exciting Shabbat spent learning about the Masorti Jewish community in Prague, the group toured the Jewish quarter of Prague. They visited the Maizel & the Pinkas Synagogues, the old cemetery and the Jewish burial society building. They continued to the Old-New (Alteneu) Synagogue, where the story of the Golem was invented. Later they continued on to the Spanish Synagogue. After some free time and lunch in the area, the group walked to the Castle District and enjoyed the gorgeous castles. They then walked down the Mala Strana to the famous Charles Bridge, where there is an exquisite view and artists selling their work. They visited the John Lennon wall, formerly an ordinary historic wall in Prague, but since the 1980s people have filled it with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs. After dinner, the group went back to the hotel for subgroups.