"Visiting the places where synagogues once stood, where Jewish communities once thrived... can be one way of internalizing the meaning of Tisha B'Av, especially if the structures - their exterior architecture and Hebrew inscriptions - still remain visible but the life within them does not." - Judah S. Harris
One Tisha B'Av afternoon in the late-80s, photographer and filmmaker Judah S. Harris took a walk in Harlem in search of some of the synagogues that once existed in this former Jewish neighborhood in Manhattan.
Join him as he explores the places where synagogues once stood, both in New York City and also in Jerusalem, where the grandest of synagogues once welcomed an entire people.
Read the essay or listen to a recorded podcast, to hear Judah S. Harris in his own words (8 min), please visit: Where Synagogues Once Stood