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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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A jewish site on a muslim country

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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