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Old but still active synagogue

This is one of several old and active synagogues in Sefad. Very small but an interesting place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
doronbron
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The Villages, Florida
Tiny synogogue

You can easily walk by this tiny synagogue. But I recommend stopping in. A lady sits at the desk... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Brochstein
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of several old and active synagogues in Sefad. Very small but an interesting place. Lots of books and some damaged Torahs on display.

Thank doronbron
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

You can easily walk by this tiny synagogue. But I recommend stopping in. A lady sits at the desk selling religious items. They accept donations for looking. Not required to donate.

Thank Brochstein
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This place was a vortex of energy having been the office and home of Rabbi Yoseph Karo who systematically codified all of Jewish Law. The synagogue is absolutely beautiful with plush cushions overlooking the paronamic views of mountains. If you have a chance I highly...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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 24 December 2017

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
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