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One of the most beautiful Synagogue in the World

Whenever in Tzfat, kabbalat Shabbat at Abuhav! Beautiful Bet Kneset! Beautiful Tefila! They also... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yehonatan E
The Abuhav Synagogue

I love this beit knesset/synagogue. The people are friendly. I like the outdoor area for praying... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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Safed, Israel
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Abuhav Street, Safed 13102, Israel
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Whether you come here for a service or a celebration, or a visit, this is a must when you are in Safed. The synagogue dates back to 16th century. It was badly damaged in an earthquake in early 19th century but amazingly restored. It is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever in Tzfat, kabbalat Shabbat at Abuhav! Beautiful Bet Kneset! Beautiful Tefila! They also have neitz minyan everyday!

Thank Yehonatan E
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I love this beit knesset/synagogue. The people are friendly. I like the outdoor area for praying underneath a canopy. I try to come every Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur because the melody carries you. The place to be for the high holidays if you're Sephardi.

Thank nevemiriam
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is one of the most beautiful synagogues any where. Its a cool white and blue space. Its a must to visit when in Safed

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

this place is really really major. history, antique, really really nice place where everyone has to go visit

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The synagogue is only a short walk from the town and in it you can see the interior of a very synagogue that was originally built in the XV century and named after a very famous scholar, Isaac Abuja.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Rabbi Yitzchak Abuhav, after whom the synagogue was named - not only was not in Safed, but probably never heard of it. He lived before the name of Safed was published in the 16th century during the golden age of the city. Rabbi Isaac Abuhav,...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Words cannot describe the beauty of this amazing and unique synagogue. Just when you're blown away, look upwards at the ceiling... Wow wow wow

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

A beautiful place to worship, to feel and to share... even though I dont underpants Hebrew but it gives me a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This is definitely a place to visit if you make it to Safed. Its an absolutely beautiful synagogue that legend holds flew here from spain. The art and design id something to be seen by eyes only. They are closed during week but open for...More

2  Thank ronkav
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Beautiful old Sephardic synagogue just off the main street. Donations accepted, restrooms available nearby. You can really feel the history of the building and the city here.

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zoealison
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about their admittance policies I'm afraid. Sorry.
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I am sur that Shabat service will be held in all Safad synagogues. In fact Ha'Ari HaAshkenazi and Abuhav are not far from each other. You should find out the service hours. The service will be in Hebrew and most likely... More
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