The synagogue of la Victoire, 150 years of French judaism

Published at the Porte-Plume editions, for the 150th anniversary of the building of Paris Great synagogue

This extraordinary book, beautifully illustrated was written by twenty specialists. It traces the history of this emblematic place, inseparable of French Judaism.

« La synagogue de la Victoire, 150 ans du Judaïsme français », available at the synagogue in the beginning of May 2017 and in library on May 22nd, is a collective work, under the co-direction of Jacques Canet, president of la Victoire, and Claude Nataf, historian and vice-president of the French Commission of Jewish archives.

Written with the collaboration of Martine Cohen, Moïse Cohen, Ariel Danan, Cyril Grange, Laura Hobson Faure, Haïm Korsia, Jean-Claude Kuperminc, Philippe Landau, Félix Loeb, Stanislas Mahé, Ariel Messas, Martin Messika, Béatrice Philippe, Catherine Poujol, Hervé Roten, Nelly Singer and Jean-Claude Werba, and with the participation of many worshippers and witnesses.

A retrospective and testimonies of a model of integration
The authors shed pertinent and still actual light on the administration of the religious life in the French Republic. In what did the synagogue of la Victoire actively participated to the several fights of the Republic with the role played by the rabbis and leaders who drove it and the different personalities who came?
Where does this model, which is impregnated with Jewish and French universalism, finds its expression in the Republican model of France? What present and what future for this integration model?
Living place of cult, culture, official ceremonies, the synagogue of la Victoire is a place for multidisciplinary thought. Page after page, the lector follows 150 years of history, religious facts, political moments, music, architecture, and also personal paths, past and contemporary, which made or still participate in the glory of Paris Great synagogue.

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