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“Showcase of the resistance to disappear”

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
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Owner description: Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
Barcelona, Spain
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94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Showcase of the resistance to disappear”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The synagogue is nice, but what makes it particularly interesting is its place a symbol for the declining jew population in Yangon, now around 25 people that resist to disapear. It is surprinsingly well kept and big.

Visited December 2013
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“Why so high rated ?!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised the site was so well rated on tripadvisor. It s restricted to visit, and when open and visited not the waw effect. It is a piece of history I guess. But Don't plan your day around it.

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Palo Alto, California
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“Yangon synagogue - Musmeah Yeshua”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of Moses Samuel and his father Jackie before him, and now with the help of Moses's son Sammy, the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue in Yangon is well maintained and warmly receiving visitors. Built in the last decade of the nineteenth century, when British rule had established a good economic climate in India and Burma, it survived Japanese occupation during WWII and a series of confiscatory Burmese governments that followed independence. The roof was damaged during Cyclone Nargis, but has been repaired. Go to experience a moment of serenity ust off a busy street near rope sellers and other small shops, and admire the simple and elegantly designed Baghdadi Jewish synagogue design with its central "tebah" or reading platform.. You can make a donation if you want to help support this remote corner of the diaspora.

Visited January 2014
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los angeles,ca
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“Sad and touching”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We always visit Jewish sites on our travels and this waas something unusual-Jews in Burma.Why not? The synagogue was well maintained. The sad part is that there is almost no Jewish community. We also visited the Jewish cemetary, which was not so well maintained,but very moving.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto
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107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Worthwhile visit”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

One can really sense the extend of the Jewish diaspora visiting this synagogue. So far from their homeland yet keeping the Jewish traditions alive. It never ceases to amaze me. The synagogue is simple with stained glass windows, a torah room and two levels for the worshippers which are all well kept up by Mr. Samuels . There is a brief description of the history of the current synagogue along with photos on the premises. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. A worthwhile visit to another Jewish outpost.

Visited December 2013
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