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Fane Babanul wrote a review Dec 2019
Rishon Lezion, Israel1,947 contributions182 helpful votes
The remains of the two thousand years old synagogue are part of the Ein Gedi reserve. Superbly conserved mosaic floor are displayed under a tent.
Date of experience: December 2019
Liza wrote a review Sep 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
This ancient synagogue is near the Hi Ein Gedi Hostel. There is a minimal fee to enter and well worth the time and money. The site has excellent examples of 3-6 Century tile work and has been expertly excavated. The site is beautifully maintained and the gift shop sells work from local artisans. Go, you will not be disappointed.…
Date of experience: September 2019
Kosher wrote a review Sep 2019
62 contributions18 helpful votes
Truly doubt this synagogue is an authentic Jewish synagogue due to the idoltry/symbolism within and the ‘stated’ location of where the Torah was chambered is not facing Jerusalem. Possible reformist or conservative of that time, which disqualifies the authenticity and has compromised evident features (anti-Torah) unlike previous ancient synagogues visited. Different energy here; altogether. Since there are so many pictures over the net of the interior, and the questioning of the authenticity, my pictures are focusing on the amazing archaeology located on the outside of the synagogue, still being worked (backside, facing Highway 90) Also, if you continue, a very short walk along Hwy 90 (Jerusalem direction) you will discover another archaeological site, now lost in time and no longer maintained. Many pieces of archaeology scattered around both sites. You can freely access both archaeological areas without entering the synagogue, therefore not being required to pay a fee. Take advantage of the walking scenic route leading towards Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (left side of parking area). Beautiful scenery, cave entrances, mountain views. You can actually explore these areas off the sidewalks beaten path. Bring water and wear a good pair of walking shoes. Amazing dirt paths with wildlife. Gave it a ‘very good’ because of the surroundings and the hard work that went into the discoveries.…
Date of experience: August 2019
Ben jones wrote a review May 2019
11 contributions10 helpful votes
Confirming the sameriten claim and dead sea Scrolls claim that mt grizim is the holy sight for Israelites not Jerusalem!
Date of experience: May 2019
Mike H wrote a review Apr 2019
Phoenix, Arizona1,791 contributions247 helpful votes
On our way to Masada we stopped here for a short time. This isn't visited much in my estimation since we didn't have a lot of people here. Most blow by on the highway to Masada. There is a mosaic floor tile here from a synagogue that is pretty well preserved.
Date of experience: March 2019