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The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari

Ha'Ari Street, Safed, Israel
(0)50-445588
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Deeply Spiritual

Loved this sanctuary along with its ornate designs and kabbalistic symbolism in every way, shape... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
sollycohen
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North Bergen, New Jersey
Recommended

This synagogue, built and operated by the Sephardi community is drop dead gorgeous. Certainly a... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Roz D
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Netanya, Israel
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Ha'Ari Street, Safed, Israel
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Loved this sanctuary along with its ornate designs and kabbalistic symbolism in every way, shape, and form. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This synagogue, built and operated by the Sephardi community is drop dead gorgeous. Certainly a must see in Saved.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 25 December 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.

Thank dlelonek
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

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!

Thank 23rita
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

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...More

Thank Marf13669
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

You can literally feel the holiness! What a beautiful synagogue! Its not always open though.... They have prayers there around 1-2 pm. prob good time to go then....

Thank Chaim G
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is the oldest synagogue in Safet. The interior is known for its blue accents derived from Moorish Spain, where the color blue was considered sacred. It has central bimah and the three Holy Arks on the southern wall, facing Jerusalem.

Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Compared to similar shrines in Safed, this one to the Ari is reasonably maintained and dignified. There is room for better access and more displays of information.

Thank Fred K
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