17th Century Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bela Taraseiskey, 17th Century Synagogue, ©2007, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16 inches.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The Portuguese Synagogue was built by Sephardic Jews during the time of Baruch Spinoza. Every night candles on the candelabra light up, thus giving the deepest spiritual feeling of the past.