Rumbach Street Synagogue
|Rumbach Street Synagogue|
Rumbach utcai Zsinagóga
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Inactive Synagogue|
|Architectural style||Moorish Revival|
|Direction of façade||SW|
|Length||50 meters (160 ft)|
|Width||35 meters (115 ft)|
|Height (max)||28 meters (92 ft)|
The Moorish Revival synagogue has eight sides and while the interior as of this writing (2008) is badly in need of restoration, the octagonal, balconied, domed synagogue intricately patterned and painted in Islamic style is exquisitely beautiful. It was built not as an exact replica of, but as an homage to the style of the octagonal, domed Dome of the Rock Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.
The Rabbi of the Rumbach Street synagogue was Rabbi Shloime Boruch Schmalhausen up until the Holocaust and deportation of the Jews of Budapest. 
- Synagogues built in the Moorish Revival style:
- Muller, Ines (1992). Die Otto Wagner-Synagoge in Budapest (in German). Wien: Löcker. ISBN 978-3-85409-200-1.
- Kalmar, Ivan Davidson (2001). "Moorish Style: Orientalism, the Jews, and Synagogue Architecture". Jewish Social Studies History Culture and Society 7 (3): 68. doi:10.2979/JSS.2001.7.3.68. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- Szegő, György (2004). "The Gozsdu Court in the Jewish Triangle". The Hungarian Quarterly XLV (76). Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gotthard Deutsch, Alexander Büchler (1901–1906). "Budapest". Jewish Encyclopedia.
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