Origin of synagogue
Examples from the Web for synagogue
Terrorists killed four rabbis, three of them American, in a synagogue this morning.
Freundel is also rabbi of the prominent Kesher Israel synagogue in Washington.
A phone message for Freundel at his synagogue was not returned, nor was an e-mail to his personal account.
Following the establishment of the State of Israel, the synagogue was used as a school for displaced Palestinians.
The area where the synagogue once stood has been under bombardment by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for months.
The Rabbi took the key of the synagogue, and they went in there together.Yiddish Tales|Various
Only once he referred to him, recently, in telling me about the "New" Synagogue.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch|Ulrich Frank
It was attended by the grandees of the Church and Synagogue of the day.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Damascus contains a Mohammedan mosque, called "the Synagogue of Damascus," a building of unequalled magnificence.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
The pavement is very good, but must, I imagine, be of about the date of the conversion of the synagogue into a church.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain|George Edmund Street
- a building for Jewish religious services and usually also for religious instruction
- (as modifier)synagogue services
Word Origin for synagogue
late 12c., from Old French sinagoge (11c.), from Late Latin synagoga "congregation of Jews," from Greek synagoge "place of assembly, synagogue," literally "meeting, assembly," from synagein "to gather, assemble," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + agein "bring, lead" (see act). Used by Greek translators of the Old Testament as a loan-translation of late Hebrew keneseth "assembly" (cf. beth keneseth "synagogue," literally "house of assembly.")
In Judaism, a house of worship and learning; also, the congregation that meets there.