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Address: HaKaraim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Description: One of Jerusalem's oldest synagogues.

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Karate synagogue

It's a really nice place. This synagogue is the oldest synagogue of the world that's still in use, and is the on,y one that's undreground.The karaites Jews only stick to what's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2013
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It's a really nice place. This synagogue is the oldest synagogue of the world that's still in use, and is the on,y one that's undreground.The karaites Jews only stick to what's written in the Torah. The guy who guards the place, is really nice and would gladly take you downstairs and explain everything to you

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Interesting insight into a group of Jews most people know little about. The exhibits could use some more imagination.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

One of Jerusalem's most interesting synagogues. This underground place of worship in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City belongs to the Karaite Jews--Jews who believe only in the Biblical commandments, not the later rabbinic decrees that the majority of the world's Jews live by today. The synagogue is underground--from the Psalm: "From the depths I called out to You."... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

The Synagogue is one of the oldest in the world dating back to the 8th century. They have a guided tour and have a video presentation, and the guide Joshua Levy is most delightful and is in the process of learning English. Since it is in the old city make sure you have good walking shoes and your camera, The... More 

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