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February 19, 1993 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-02-19

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j magine: A new ship.

What if she were

The Drearnward. (What else?) From now

designed with walls of glass, instead of steel?

through April, she will sail from Fort

Good idea. What if she had four elegant

Lauderdale for seven dreamlike days to the

uncrowded dining rooms to choose from?

Eastern or Western Caribbean. Then, from

Excellent. What if her staterooms had lots
more space with (mostly) ocean views? Nifty.

May through October, she will be seen making

the rounds between New York City and

What if she had a sports bar with TVs tuned

Bermuda. Now, how do you make such

to live broadcasts of jams, slams and quarter-

dreams come true?

back sneaks? Cool. What

would we name her?



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after Spain was recaptured,
the reigning monarchs decid-
ed to build a Christian house
of worship in Cordoba. In-
stead of tearing down the en-
tire mosque, they demolished
only the central portion.
Since this feat of engineering
took more than two centuries
to complete (from 1523 to
1750), the cathedral has
elements which are Gothic,
Renaissance and Baroque.
The most beautiful feature is
the Baroque choir stalls carv-
ed by the Sevillian sculptor
Pedro Duque Cornejo. Also
striking is the tall, gilded,
wrought iron altar screen.
The Jewish quarter leads
directly from the mosque.
White-washed houses with
flower-filled balconies line the
narrow streets. Many of the
houses have lovely interior
courtyards filled with a varie-
ty of potted plants and small
fountains. Several are deco-
rated with colorful ceramic
tile and ironwork. In this
pedestrian precinct, numer-
ous shops sell the filigree
silver jewelry and leather
work that have made Cordoba
famous. The simple outdoor
cafes surrounding Juda Levi
Plaza make good snack and
people-watching spots.
The synagogue in Cordoba
is one of only three remaining
in Spain today. It is located on
Judios Street, just a few doors
up from Maimonides Square.
Visitors enter the 14th-
century building through a
small stone courtyard.
Although Cordoba welcomed
Jews, the population before
the expulsion in 1492 must
have been quite small given
the tiny size of the synagogue
— just one square room two
stories high. The east wall,
where the Torah was kept, is
decorated in mudejar stucco
work — white plaster that has
been incised to form a relief
pattern. The patterns are
very ornate and incorporate
Moorish designs. Above the
entrance is a small upper
gallery where Sephardic
women prayed. Now the
building is used solely as a
historic monument since no
Jews live in Cordoba today.
In addition to the three
houses of worship, Cordoba
has a secular site that is
equally inspiring. The Viana
Palace, often referred to as a
"museum of courtyards," con-
tains twelve patios on the
ground floor — each one uni-
que, colorful and charming.
The patios are enclosed on
four sides and each has a
distinguishing feature such
as an ornate fountain, an-
cient well, or statue.
Water is common to most of
the patios as are masses of
bougainvillea in magenta,


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