synagogue

Definitions

  • The monster was battering down the door of the synagogue
    The monster was battering down the door of the synagogue
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n synagogue (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 85% of weddings are held in a synagogue or church
    • Synagogue A congregation in the early Christian church. "My brethren, . . . if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring."
    • Synagogue A congregation or assembly of Jews met for the purpose of worship, or the performance of religious rites.
    • Synagogue Any assembly of men.
    • Synagogue The building or place appropriated to the religious worship of the Jews.
    • Synagogue The council of, probably, 120 members among the Jews, first appointed after the return from the Babylonish captivity; -- called also the Great Synagogue, and sometimes, though erroneously, the Sanhedrin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n synagogue An organization of the Jews for the purposes of religious instruction and worship.
    • n synagogue The building where such instruction and worship are maintained. The synagogue first came into prominence in the religious life of the Jewish people during the exile, and, since the destruction of the temple and the dispersion of the Jews, constitutes their customary place of worship. The organization of the synagogue consists of a board of elders presided over by a ruler of the synagogue (Luke viii. 41, 49, xiii. 14). The worship is conducted according to a prescribed ritual, in which the reading of the Scripture constitutes a prominent part. Formerly the officers of the synagogue exercised certain judicial functions, and the synagogue itself was the place of trial (Luke xii. 11, xxi. 12), but this is no longer the case.
    • n synagogue An assembly of Jewish Christians in the early church.
    • n synagogue Hence Any assembly of men.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Synagogue sin′a-gog an assembly of Jews for worship: a Jewish place of worship
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. synagoga, Gr. a bringing together, an assembly, a synagogue, fr. to bring together; sy`n with + to lead. See Syn-, and Agent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. synagōgēsyn, together, agein, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

Some of the bolder spirits among the Jews came from the synagogue, exchanging pious ejaculations of thanks to God for their deliverance.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
The Jews have 11 synagogues and 3692 sittings.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The synagogue, recently restored, dates, as to its foundation, from the eleventh century, and is one of the most ancient in all Germany.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
It has four Protestant churches, a Roman Catholic church and a synagogue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
She felt that she must pray; but not in the close synagogue.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
It was the establishment of the synagogue.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
A strange sensation overcame me on my first visit to the synagogue.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
He's too little, Mrs. Mowgelewsky, to go to the synagogue alone.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
The church to which he went was called a synagogue.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
There is also a chapel for the use of the inmates, as well as a Protestant oratory and a synagogue.
"Paris" by William Walton
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In poetry:

I know thy foes, and what they say,
How long they have blasphemed;
The synagogue of Satan, they,
Though they would Jews be deemed.
"Smyrna" by John Newton

In news:

Lower East Side Synagogue Renovated The renovation of the city's oldest synagogue is now complete.
The Chasam Sopher Synagogue on the Lower East Side , which has undergone a three-year restoration project, has now been renovated.
The Beaches Synagogue lecture series continues at the synagogue, 288 N Roscoe Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Kenneth Stein to discuss Israeli issues at synagogue.
I wonder sometimes whether I'm confusing my kids — whether I should just commit to one synagogue or community and stick with it.
Can you guess where this synagogue is.
This is the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary.
About 15 men force their way into synagogue , tie up security guard.
The Prague synagogue where the names of the 77,000 Jews who died in the Shoah were removed by the Czech authorities was the Pinkas Synagogue , not the Altneuschul.
Sleeping Man in Synagogue Wakes Up to Beating From Police.
A man asleep in a Brooklyn synagogue and youth outreach center last week awoke to some overly aggressive NYPD officers, based on the security footage released last night.
Quite often I get asked to consult synagogues on their Web presence.
The unique building is the only Jewish synagogue architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and it's a National Historic Landmark.
Rodriguez @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue .
When it closed 42 years ago, each of the four Root children was given a piece of the synagogue 's stained glass, which they display proudly in their homes.
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