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The Or Torah Synagogue

13 Eli'ezer Kaplan, Acre 2451308, Israel
+972 4-981-8451
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Stunning Mosaics

Not to be missed if you go to Akko. It's a block away from the major supermarket in Akko. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sheilagsilver
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Haifa, Israel
A guided tour of historic Akko

Part of our guided tour included the Or Synagogue. This is a most fascinating place. It’s history... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Lesleypam
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Berlin, Germany
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13 Eli'ezer Kaplan, Acre 2451308, Israel
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+972 4-981-8451
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed if you go to Akko. It's a block away from the major supermarket in Akko. Easy to get there by public transportation because several buses stop 2 blocks away or if you come by train, you can walk from the station...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Part of our guided tour included the Or Synagogue. This is a most fascinating place. It’s history and wonderful mosaics tell a great range of biblical and historic information on Israel. It is of course a functioning synagogue and so is of great interest on...More

1  Thank Lesleypam
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Or Torah Synagogue, also know as the Tunisian Synagogue, is a very beautiful synagogue. It was built relatively recently, in a modern looking building and doesn't really look anything like a synagogue from the outside. Inside the synagogue is covered with mosaics, wall to...More

1  Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Akko is a mixed Jewish Arab town so with this in mind we were directed to the Tunisian synagogue on Shabbat morning,a brief walk from our hotel. Climbing the stairs to the women's gallery we were astounded by the mosaic work which continued in and...More

Thank idelers
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a beautiful synagogue in Akko. The mosiac decorations are just too amazing to describe. There are 3 floors of mosiac decorations including the stairs to the synagogue itself. Some of them depict the animals, birds, & flowers native to Israel. The sacred scrolls...More

1  Thank ilanastone
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Mosaics everywhere. All beautifully done! The Walls, the ceilings and the floor all had great mosaics. I haven't seen anything like this before!! Took lots of pictures. Also a wonderful stained glass window display honoring the branches of the Israeli military.

1  Thank Jon F
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

A truly remarkable place. I have been to synagogues all over the world and have never seen anything like this. All of Jewish literacy can be found in mosaic on the four floors. Beware: some seem to stop only at the first floor -- there...More

Thank Gbeks
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This functioning synagogue is covered literally from head to toe in beautiful mosaics depicting Biblical scenes and modern Israeli aspects (coins, maps, etc). Life work of the founder of the synagogue is just a feast for your eyes. Open daily till noon, it should not...More

1  Thank VisitIsrael
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We have never seen a synagogue like this, and didn't even know they existed! The unbelievably beautiful tile work, stained glass, lights and designs were a feast for the eyes. We were worried that we would not be able to see the synagogue because the...More

Thank Elona23
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting to visit if you have a bit of historical culture / jewish background, as basicaly every spot is used to convey an information, a symbol, a message.... A verse, a geographical information, a historic event , fauna and flora. Biblical extracts. Notice on the...More

Thank Jo V
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Stacey A
6 August 2017|
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Response from Sloane_rangers | Reviewed this property |
I would check in advance
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hld132015
11 October 2015|
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Response from Rachel H | Reviewed this property |
I asked in the tourist office. I was told to just go over there. No reservation or advance call was neccessary. Enjoy, it's beautiful.
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