Lowell Mason in A synagogue in Paris - July, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 159-60:

On Friday evening last, we attended the regular service at the Jewish synagogue. There was a congregation of perhaps three hundred men occupying the lower part of the house, and a few scattering women were seen in the gallery. The men all sit or stand with heads covered; and although four of us Americans took off our hats when we entered, we were told to put them on again, and obeyed orders. There was very little appearance of reverence or solemnity; indeed, none that could be observed. The appearance of the assembly was somewhat like that of a New England town meeting, after having been …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 159-60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448393552252 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: A synagogue in Paris


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:32:32 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:44:15 +0000