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You’ll get older when you enter a synagogue (video included)

In the last preserved synagogue in Bardejov life is still governed by the old rules of the Jewish community, once among the most numerous in this eastern Slovak town. There still is everything that there should be in a synagogue, including a genuine parchment Torah which nobody is allowed to touch.

In the last preserved synagogue in Bardejov life is still governed by the old rules of the Jewish community, once among the most numerous in this eastern Slovak town. There still is everything that there should be in a synagogue, including a genuine parchment Torah which nobody is allowed to touch.

Video made by journalism students who discovered Slovakia for the 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia, the annual travel guide published by the English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator.

Along with the young journalists who wrote the bulk of the guide, photographer Yuri Dojc and editor Howard Swains participated in this year's issue. This project was also made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Journalism Department of Comenius University, tv.sme and the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR).

The 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia will be on sale from September 19, 2011, via the spectator.sk online shop. More information can be obtained by emailing circulation@spectator.sk.

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