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“The Jewish symbol of the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Ghriba Synagogue

El Ghriba Synagogue
Er-Riadh (Harah Sghira), Djerba Island, Tunisia
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Owner description: The most ancient Jewish community in Tunisia supposedly dates back to 586 BCE.
Tunis
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The Jewish symbol of the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Worth visiting to discover the jewish holiest place in the country..A place where pilgrimage is taking place every year...Visits possible except for Saturdays, (closed starting from Friday around sunset). You have to remove shoes and cover head with headscarf for women and with a hat for men..

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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“Amazing place and something for Tunisia to be proud of.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I think it is incredible that the small but strong Jewish community of Djerba survives. This site needs protecting and needs as many visitors as possible to support not just the building but to show soladarity to differant cultures. There is no need to give a big donation you can give as little as one Dinar, but it is good to go and very beutiful to see it.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Pleased we visited”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

So pleased we visited. The Synagogue is beautiful - lots of color and decoration. When we were there (a Sunday), some Rabbis were studying and chanting as we walked around.
Drive out is about 20 minutes and you need to spend about 20 minutes in there.

Visited January 2012
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Italy
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“no explanations”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

there is nothing special in this place, but it worths a stop if you are making a tour of the island. unfortunately no written nor oral explanation inside. I got the impression that their main interest is getting money from the tourist

Visited November 2011
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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“A synagogue in an arab land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We wanted to visit the synagogue because of our background and we met the man in Houmet Souk who makes the woven palm mats for the floor.We went by bus from Houmet Souk to ErRiad and then walked to El Ghriba This synagogue is very beautiful and worth a visit.We were made to feel very welcome.Donations are made for the upkeep of the building.Managed to speak to the guardian in a mixture of French , Hebrew and Spanish/Ladino

Visited September 2011
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