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synagogue

A synagogue is a Jewish house of worship.

A synagogue, sometimes called a temple or a shul, is for Jews what a church is for Christians, or a mosque for Muslims, or a temple for Hindus. The word comes from the Greek roots sun "together" and agein "bring" — it's a building where worshipers are brought together.

Definitions of synagogue
  1. noun
    (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
    synonyms: tabernacle, temple
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    Temple of Jerusalem
    any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall
    type of:
    house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship
    any building where congregations gather for prayer
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