Eisenberg: the hospital receives a synagogue: opening in the fall planned

For about 900 years, in Thuringia Jewish life - now this Tradition is to be confirmed with another synagogue. Plans were presented on Tuesday at the forest hosp

Eisenberg: the hospital receives a synagogue: opening in the fall planned

For about 900 years, in Thuringia Jewish life - now this Tradition is to be confirmed with another synagogue. Plans were presented on Tuesday at the forest hospitals in Eisenberg (Saale-holzland-Kreis). "It is good that we are in Eisenberg, a further important focal point to create Jewish life in Thuringia", said Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (Left). Thus, the free state had to offer in the future, not only the oldest synagogue in Germany in Erfurt, but also the latest to.

The Jewish prayer room is not to occur until the autumn, the forest clinics only serve as a district hospital but also as a specialist clinic for Orthopaedics in the Region are known. It is provided with a 30 square meters large room, to prayer, in which up to 19 people and service can make. The equipment is manufactured on a kibbutz in Northern Israel. Men and women should be separated in the prayer room by a curtain. In addition, the hospital set up a separate kitchen, with patients and visitors, kosher food, said clinic Executive Director David-Ruben Thies.

The project is under the patronage of the Berlin Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg, be in charge of the premises of the Jewish rural community of Thuringia. It currently has three active synagogues in Erfurt, Jena, Nordhausen; two other synagogue buildings without the municipality there is, according to the country Rabbi Alexander Nachama in Mühlhausen and Berkach (Kreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen).

Ehrenberg stressed that Germany was for centuries an important place of Jewish life. The project, the hospital has a synagogue set up was a "wonderful idea". "We need God always, but especially then, when a person is sick." He was sure that many Jews will come because of the synagogue and the supply of kosher food to Eisenberg, said Ehrenberg.

the project of the forest clinics themselves, Financed managing Director Thies said. However, he also hope on donations for the equipment of the prayer room - for example, for a Torah scroll. Alone the cost of several tens of thousands of Euro if they had to be bought. In addition, even so-called Maschgiach would be searched, in the order of the Rabbi's observance of Jewish dietary laws monitor. The hospital hopes according to Thies, that it is with the offer of nationally and internationally attractive for private patients of the Jewish faith.

dpa
Date Of Update: 02 June 2020, 21:26

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