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Great Synagogue

(according to Jewish tradition) a council of 120 members, established by Ezra, that directed the Jews chiefly in religious matters, c450–c200 b.c., and made significant contributions to the Jewish liturgy and Bible. Unabridged
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  • The Great Synagogue in the Old Jewry became a tavern; the palace of the Savoy a barracks.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • The Great Synagogue and the Polish are the only two worth mention.

  • Shame on you—you a Gabbai (treasurer) of the Great Synagogue.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • The ministers of the Great Synagogue were considered the leading ones.

    The Religious Life of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • To prove that these dicta were actually uttered by the Men of the Great Synagogue is impossible.

  • The people crowded shoulder to shoulder in this Great Synagogue.

  • If this be correct, Ezekiel had nothing to do with its composition; for he was not a member of the Great Synagogue.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • The Great Synagogue, as they represented it, is clearly based upon the description of the assembly in Neh.

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