The tower on the Jewish Town Hall in Prague
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Jewish Town Hall (Židovská radnice) is currently home to the Federation of Jews Religious Communities in Bohemia and Moravia and the Jews Religious community in Prague. It was created out of the revamp given to the original town hall of Maisel, a contemporary of Rabbi Löw and a man of inordinate wealth and discriminating taste. It was erected by builder Pankras Roder in the late 1500s. The late Baroque remodelling was carried out by the architect Josef Schleisinger in 1763. The Hebrew clock is the one on the roof just below a regular clock. The Hebrew clock has numbers in Hebrew and runs backwards. At the bottom of the photograph, you can see the roof top of the Old-New Synagogue.