The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari

The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari, Safed

The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari

The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,177 contributions
Feel the spirituality
Jun 2019
This 16th-century synagogue, built in the memory of Rabbi Isaac Luria (known by his acronym, Ari), is centering, spiritual, and calming amidst the bustle. It's gorgeously built without being overwhelming, and is a calm place to pray and reflect. Try to come here with a tour guide who will explain the history and religious significance of the synagogue - we did, and we learned a lot.
Written 7 April 2020
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Eric L
Smallwood NY48 contributions
I could feel the Ari's presence
Mar 2019 • Couples
There is a little room off of the synagogue where the Ari would meditate. It was very powerful. There was a Gabbi who spoke to us in English and told stories about the Ari
Written 27 April 2019
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shalombayit
4 contributions
Vacation with My Wife
Oct 2018 • Couples
When you enter the Synogague, you feel it is a Holy Place. There is a room on the side where the Ari HaKodesh learned with Eliyahu HaNavi
Written 18 October 2018
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sollycohen
North Bergen, NJ3 contributions
Deeply Spiritual
Jun 2018 • Friends
Loved this sanctuary along with its ornate designs and kabbalistic symbolism in every way, shape, and form. Definitely recommend.
Written 12 June 2018
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treepadvizor rigged
East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan357 contributions
Recommended
Jun 2018 • Couples
This synagogue, built and operated by the Sephardi community is drop dead gorgeous.
Certainly a must see in Saved.
Written 6 June 2018
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Pbregman121
6 contributions
Beautiful Synagogue!!
Apr 2018 • Solo
Loved having a chance to see this synagogue at last leg of trip and see it's history and hear the vibrations of old prayers and meditations in one sitting. If you believe in Tzfat this is a place to go.
Written 30 April 2018
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ronkav
Amsterdam, The Netherlands32 contributions
Extra Holy
Feb 2018 • Solo
This place is like a vortex of energy and was the location of the major kabbalist talking and meditating with Elijah the prophet. Highly suggest this stop in Tzfat as it is also right above the cemetary and ritual bath of the namesake. For those seeking meaning for themself and spirituality this is definitely the place to sit and close your eyes near the private study room of the master.
Written 27 February 2018
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dlelonek
East Meadow, NY240 contributions
Very nice Bimah area but not much else
Apr 2017
The front of the synagogue, the Bimah, is very pleasing but there is little else there to see or do, unless you are coming to pray here.
Written 24 December 2017
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23rita
Davie, FL457 contributions
Gorgeous Holy Ark !!!
Nov 2017 • Couples
The synagogue was built in the 16th century, destroyed in the 1837 earthquake and reconstruction was completed in 1857. It serves as a place of worship for both Ashkenazi Hasidic Jews and Sephardic Jews. The Ark which was carved from olive wood is Gorgeous!
Written 30 November 2017
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY831 contributions
Center for Kaballah
Jun 2017 • Couples
Safed, located in the Northern Galilee, is considered a holy city to both Ashkenazi and Sefardic Jews. The Ari Synagogue as well as others was built in the early 16th century and is small but quite beautiful inside. Safed is also the home to and a center for the study of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism through the Torah (5 books of Moses). These studies attempt to answer questions such as "Who am I? Who is God? What is the World? Why did God create me? etc." Biological and psychological anatomy is used in an attempt to find answers. Beautiful Tallisim (prayer shawls) are loomed here by hand.
Written 17 September 2017
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