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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Newark, UK
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Newark, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A synagogue in the middle of a muslim world? This can't be true. Just go to Djerba and you will see that this is possible. If I would not have been there personally I would not have believed! This is progress! Congratulation to everyone keeping this up and running!

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Carthage, Tunisia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a not to be missed spot in Djerba; especially interesting to those who want to know more about the complex nature of Tunisian history and society.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An amazing experience to be in a old very beautiful that belongs to a Jewish community that has been on Djerba Island since the destruction of the First Temple in 536 BCE. A a very beautiful synagogue with amazing architecture, tiles and and blue color. Beautiful wood bima and hanging lamps, filled with olive oil.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

took quick tour of the Synagogue, was very nice and work the visit, Both Men and Women need to cover your heads and remove shoes to enter, 1 Dinar is paid for Post Card and that is your admission. Worth a visit.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a gorgeous building, stunning to look around and well worth the visit! So lovely to walk around. You can do the whole synagogue in 15-20 mins and it is worth a visit. The hotel attached for the pilgrimages is interesting and we were given a blessing which was a nice touch! Make sure you take change as entry... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My daughter and I visited the synagogue yesterday morning and before we were able to get into the main area our bags were checked in a secure area. As I am aware of the terror attack in April 2002 I didn't expect different. Walking towards the building we got friendly greeted by several men belonging to the national guards. As... More 

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Peso da Régua
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting and very well cared for. It has a decoration at all unexpected for a synagogue. A very important place to the huge number of existing Jews in Tunisia, particularly in Djerba. It is quite revealing of the importance of Judaism in North Africa

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Budapest, Hungary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was very excited to see the synagogue on Djerba island. It is located somewhat outside of the urban areas, in a quiet place near Houmt Souk. Nicely maintained white building and very colorful interior, Jewish traditions and faith, with a touch of North Africa, this is the El Ghriba Synagogue. Very very unique. They ask you to take the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Met by grumpy old man who just pointed at our shoes with a grunt - then at a pile of coins to indicated we had to give him some - which he pocketed - and then he disappeared. No guidance notes no guide - we came away knowing nothing about the place.

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