“Just pull the handle down,” Kat said in a tone that suggested I didn’t know how to open a door.
“I tried that.”
The large double doors of the Old Jewish Synagogue in Prague sat there lazily, refusing to budge. I felt mocked.
“Maybe it’s closed already,” said Kačka. She too attempted to open the door – like Americans don’t ever do that sort of thing and must not know how.
Kat smirked at both of us – it’s a friendly kind of smirk that Czechs are good at. The clouds rolled over our heads and began misting us with cold droplets of sky, so we walked to the other side of the narrow lane and through a door (which did open for us) to ask about the Synagogue. It was late Friday afternoon so Prague’s Jewish Quarter was settling down for the Sabbath. We, however, were just getting started.