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Address: Er-Riadh (Harah Sghira), Djerba Island, Tunisia
Description: The most ancient Jewish community in Tunisia supposedly dates back to 586...
The most ancient Jewish community in Tunisia supposedly dates back to 586 BCE.
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Sacred place now outside the life

Wonderfull and nice sacred place of Jews for 1000 and more years, inside very nice ceramic "azulejos" and quiet old Synagogue as symbol old tolerancy. Inside is a lot of symbols... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonderfull and nice sacred place of Jews for 1000 and more years, inside very nice ceramic "azulejos" and quiet old Synagogue as symbol old tolerancy. Inside is a lot of symbols Jewish life, sacred light, old Thora made from antilope skin and also sacred wall made from parts of salomons Temple imported from JUerusalem... Dont mis this shining place!

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Smaller than I was expected but still well worth the visit. If you aren't covered up you will be given scarves, sarongs and covering to wear. The inside is beautiful and intricately decorated. The prayer room was my favourite bit and seeing all the tools of prayers people had left in the wall was intriguing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This site has a great deal of history and is important in a number of ways, lot least being a rare synagogue in a 99% muslim country. The building is nineteenth century, where the place of worship is 1500 years old there is little evidence of this. But nothing can be done - it is what it is. It is... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Easy to find in the centre of the island. Put something on your head to enter, and remove your shoes inside. Beautiful interior to the building, coloured glass windows, decorated ceilings, draped canopies and ornate columns. Three or four men were studying, but we were allowed to take photos. Armed police outside, but they were very friendly. The chap I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

amazing to find a building which is currently still operational and has an annual festival attracting Jews in an Arab country which has had it's own recent problems. A special place for Jews which hopefully will continue in the future. There are also at least 2 Jewish villages which again is almost unique in an Arab territory.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Visited here last week during our stay in Djerba. I've wanted to see this place because of its sacred history. It's a beautiful place and didn't disappoint. We were able to go through into the prayer room which was an honour, men were given scull hats and women a scarf to cover heads. There were men at prayer but didn't... More 

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The most interesting thing about this site is the possibility to observe the existence of a jewish site located on a (moderate) muslim country. Although there is a visible police control it's worth the visit.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Since this was the oldest Synagogue in Africa, extremely modern, clean and well maintained. Only small and does not take too long to look around, but worth a visit. Combine a visit to the Synagogue with a walk around Djerbahood.

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Ebermannstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Def worth a visit! Make sure to bring ID with u, it might be checked! Interesting place to visit and honor, giving the circumstances of the attack a few years ago! Little donation is asked for, but makes sense as it is used for the upkeep of the synagogue! Worth while! Make sure to talk to your taxi to wait,... More 

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Newark, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is an interesting place to wander around for half an hour. Ideal to combine with Djerbahood in the village. Great Bavlava shop if you follow the road around from the synagogue. Remember to take your passport.

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Address: Er-Riadh (Harah Sghira), Djerba Island, Tunisia
Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Medenine Governorate  >  Djerba Island

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