Clock in the Jewish quarter of Josefov in Prague Josefov Jewish quarter of originated when the two existing Jewish communities in the Middle Ages gradually joined. In the beginning one was settled around the Synagogue Staronová (Old-New) and the other in the Spanish Synagogue. The name Josefov is a tribute of the Jews to Joseph II, ruler who started to integrate Jewish life in Prague. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries due to accusations of Christians, all Jews must wear a yellow identification. The Josefov neighborhood became part of Prague in 1850. In the late nineteenth century the authorities fully renovated retaining only area synagogues, the cemetery and the town