TEAL Exhibitions

The Structure of the Kaifeng Synagogue

The Kaifeng Synagogue Drawing

Interior of the Synagogue of the Chinese Jews, 1827.

The print on the left illustrates a letter from Father Giampaolo Gozani, SJ (Casale Monferrato, Italy 1659 - Macau 1732) to Father José Suarez (Soares), SJ (Santa Comba Dão, Portugal 1656 - Beijing 1736; Vice-provincial of the Jesuit mission to China), written on November 5, 1704, from Kaifeng, then the capital of Henan, in which he described the local synagogue, its architecture, books, rituals, and the customs of the small community it served. (Flickr)

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