From the second half of the 17th century Amsterdam allowed Jews to build synagogues, which were visible from the street - the Ashkenazi synagogue complex (1671-1752) and the Portuguese Synagogue, or simply Esnoga or Snoge (1671-1675 ). For various reasons, such as lack of space, but also determination to stay in Amsterdam, the Portuguese municipality decided to put down the new building.
Torah Debate. In order to be historically faithful in his Judaica paintings, Dubrov studies history of Judaism, Jewish traditions, culture and everyday life of Jewish shtetls. Historically precise, detailed rendering of objects and people makes Dubrov’s paintings an encyclopedia of the Jewish past.