SYNAGOGUE AND CEMETERY 'REMUH'



  Synagogue ‘Remuh’ is second old place of worship in Kazimierz. It was built in 1552 by Israel Isserles, who in such way sanctified death of his wife, Malka. But the synagogue became famous due to his son Moise, who combined Sephardi and Ashkenazi Talmud. Today the founder and his son rest in the cemetery that is behind the synagogue.

  Prominent people are buried in the Remuh Cemetery:

  • Isserles family (Moise, Israel (Moise's father), Miriam (Moise's sister, Golda (Moise's first wife, Isaac (Moise's brother)

  • Izaak Jakubowicz - in the first half of 17th century he was the Elder of Jewish community in Kazimierz. He founded Izaak Synagogue, named in this way after him.

  • Natan Spira (1583-1633) Krakow community rabbi, kabbalist, author of "Megale Amukot" (Disclosures). According to the legend, due to his faith, he could spoke with Elija face to face.

  • Mordechaj Saba, second after Moise Isserles Rector of the Rabbinical School from 1572 to 1576

  • Joel Sirkes (1561-1640) Krakow Rabbi from 1618 to 1640 an Rector of the Rabbinical College.

  • Jozue ben Jozef (1590-1648) Rector of the Rabbinical College, author of Megina Szelomo (Solomon's Shield)

  • Samuel bar Meszulam medicine doctor who came from Italy together with the queen Bona Sworza and her husband, Polish king Sigismunt the Old. He served as a doctor also to the succesor Sigismund August.

  • Izaak Lewita

  • Lipman Heller (1579-1654) Rabbi of Prague, vienna and finally Krakow

  • Józef Kac

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Aaron Hakodesh

  People related
  with the synagogue:


 • Israel Isserles
 • Malka, Israel Isserles's wife
 • Moise Isserles


Isserles family grave
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