The Jewish service is not centred on preaching, but is a collective event created by the congregation.
On the Sabbath, reading from Torah scrolls is the central element, and many members of the congregation are involved in taking out the scrolls, reading them aloud, carrying the scrolls in procession and putting them away again - all accompanied by special texts and blessings. The rabbis' Danish sermons in the synagogue in Krystalgade are a modern addition to the traditional service, which could actually be carried out without the presence of a rabbi.
The synagogue is first and foremost a meeting place, so participating in a service in the synagogue does not have to be an indication of faith; many people go there for social reasons, and people normally talk quite a lot during the service. The experience you get from the religious service is absolutely individual, at the same time as the service brings people together.
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Get a discount of 10% at selected cafés by showing your ticket from the museum (Photo: Eddie Michel Azoulay).
- an exhibition about Jews in Denmark
The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-exixstence and indentity through 400 years. Read more...
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