Discovered just twenty years ago, it is certainly one of the most mysterious monuments in our town. Not only is it the oldest Jewish monument preserved in Western Europe discovered around 1100, but it is also the object of a specialists' debate about its origins. Whereas Rouen's Jewish community estimates it was a synagogue, American professor Norman Golb thinks that it was a school for Hebraic studies. Most French archeologists are inclined to favour the hypothesis of its having been the residence of a rich Jew.
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Description of the Monument. Presentation of the involved theses.
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