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The Or Torah Synagogue

13 Eli'ezer Kaplan, Acre 2451308, Israel
+972 4-981-8451
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We were lucky that we were with our fantastic guide Sagi Levy otherwise we wouldn’t have been able... read more

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ilana613
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Something different to see in Acre

I have visited Acre several times, and always been taken to see the Jail but on this visit, we saw... read more

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13 Eli'ezer Kaplan, Acre 2451308, Israel
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+972 4-981-8451
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"amazing mosaics"
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"stained glass"
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"wall to wall"
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"biblical scenes"
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"tunisian"
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"scrolls"
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"testament"
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"donation"
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"animals"
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"jewish"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were lucky that we were with our fantastic guide Sagi Levy otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to get in as the place was shut when we first arrived. The outside does not give anything away. The inside is beautiful. A real labour of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I have visited Acre several times, and always been taken to see the Jail but on this visit, we saw this quite unique Synagogue. Every surface, floors, walls and ceilings are in magnificent mosaic, showing scenes from the Old Testament and other day to day...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

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 11 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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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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