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Yosef Caro Synagogue

Old city Safed, Safed, Israel
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Historic synagogue

This very old and very beautiful synagogue is well worth a visit. Beautiful interior in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
therese l
Cobleskill, New York
Beautiful Old Synagogue

This is a famous old synagogue. If you have seen any pictures of old shuls in Israel, especially... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Long Island, New York
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1 week ago
“Historic synagogue”
4 weeks ago
“Beautiful Old Synagogue”
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Old city Safed, Safed, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very old and very beautiful synagogue is well worth a visit. Beautiful interior in the Sephardic style. Donations accepted, restroom nearby.

Thank therese l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a famous old synagogue. If you have seen any pictures of old shuls in Israel, especially in the north, you have probably seen some pictures taken here. It is still a very active synagogue, so please respect the sanctify of the place and...More

Thank dlelonek
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The synagogue is small, built about 1580, and Sephardi in style - a bimah in the center and seats all around. There is a geniza with documents from the late 1700s. Free admission, but leaving a chritabel donation is welcomed.

Thank manisfeld
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A nicer space than the more-celebrated HaAri Synagogue. Worth a quick visit if you are already in Safed but don't go out of your way to see it. Door was locked when we visited but you can ring a bell and be let in.

Thank Steven Y
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This Synagogue is one of the oldest and orignal Synagogues. The founder the Bet Yosef (Caro) is still to this date one of the pilars of Jewish Law followed by relegioous Jews the world over.

Thank Mordechai P
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Such an amazing piece of history. Impressive to be on the location of where Rav Yosef Caro wrote his famous works. His actual shul was destroyed by the earthquakes but this was a rebuilt on the spot.

Thank J D
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit on your tour of the old city of safed. It's an ancient synagogue with colorful decor. It contains really ancient scriptural scrolls which are locked up on display in the back. Women enter separately.

Thank Avrohom W
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A special experience to be in a centuries old but well preserved synagogue that is still in use. It is a priviledge and amazing spiritual encounter to partake in the shaharit, morning, service.

Thank joel R
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Destroyed twice and rebuilt, the synagogue marks the spot where Rabbi Yosef Caro headed the Beit Din during his tenure as the “Av Beit Din of Tzfat” -- Head of the Rabbinical Court. He also wrote the compilation of law known as Shulchan Orech. It...More

Thank David Z
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