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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
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
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
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
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