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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 22nd September 2019

Music

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In the 19th century Reform Jews also introduced organ music, borrowed from Christian church practice. In England, West London Synagogue (1870) has an elaborate, integrated pipe organ, a great rarity in a British synagogue.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009