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The Ari Ashkenazi shul is built on top of the ancient apple orchard where the Ari and his peers and disciples would go out every Friday night: "Come, let us go out toward the bride, the Shabbos Queen, in the Field of Holy Apples (חקל...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JerusalemJourney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great synagogue to get a sense of Tzfat. Combines the mystical with the real side of Tzfat. Best if you can get a guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank avi18
Reviewed 1 week ago

This synagogue sits on the site where Kabbalah originated. It was a very rainy day so we were happy that the synagogue was open when we arrived. The synagogue is small but pretty, with old books and paintings, but I wouldn't have known the religious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

HaAri started Kabala (a mystical stream in Judaism). This Synagog is named after him but is dull and does not reflect the old glory. Disapointing

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Avi P
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is one of the few ashkenazi Shuls in Safed. It is a most unique construction And is a fully functioning shul on Shabbat. Amazing place

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sophenberg
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The mosaics, paintings, architecture and other decorations alone are jaw dropping. Add ancient books, centuries of history and stories. Mysticism and awe. A must see

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This active synagogue is one of the largest and probably less hidden houses of worship in the Old City of Tz'fat. The Holy Ark as beautiful for its decoration and an attraction to be seen. One should come during prayer hours with the intention of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bezalel_Schendowich
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful synagogues you would see anywhere in the world... Surrounded by a multitude of galleries

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roz D
Reviewed 25 May 2018

A beautiful surviving example of an early synagogue, opened is 1522. Open daily to visitors from 10. Run by very nice people, some of whom spoke English and could give extra information about the building, Jewish history and synagogues. The building is simple inside and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Beautiful old synagogue in deepest Safed at the end of the tourist trail of arty shops and just before the Candle Shop. This shul was built in the 1500s by Luria, who developed Kabbalat Shabbat. It was rebuilt after an earthquake but little altered. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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jerry b
20 August 2017|
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Response from VisitIsrael | Reviewed this property |
You can wear long slacks in the synagogue but not shorts. You must wear sleeves, if not there are wraps you can borrow upon entry. Please be sure to leave a small donation upon exiting.
15 August 2015|
Response from Buc_Haish | Reviewed this property |
I don't understand the question.