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Address: HaKaraim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 972505733723
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One of Jerusalem's oldest synagogues.

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Brand new museum

JUST opened. A 10 minute video with historical and theological overview of the Karaites. Enough displays to get the basic understanding of them. Lots of stairs to get down... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Richard J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

JUST opened. A 10 minute video with historical and theological overview of the Karaites. Enough displays to get the basic understanding of them. Lots of stairs to get down stairs. Viewing areas with windows to see the synagogue from the lower levels of the museum. No cost but hours vary

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

One of the oldest synagogues in Jerusalem,Built 8th Century by Anan Ben David according to Crusaders rules mainly Underground Synagogue, with glass openings in the cieling

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

There are many minorities in Israel, one being the Karaites. A little known sect of Judaism. Their virtually underground place of worship is an interesting place to visit and includes a short lecture (20 minutes) about the Karaites and their beliefs, together with explanations regarding the building in which it's housed and the various aspects inside. Very interesting, especially for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

It's a really nice place. This synagogue is the oldest synagogue of the world that's still in use, and is the on,y one that's undreground.The karaites Jews only stick to what's written in the Torah. The guy who guards the place, is really nice and would gladly take you downstairs and explain everything to you

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

Interesting insight into a group of Jews most people know little about. The exhibits could use some more imagination.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

One of Jerusalem's most interesting synagogues. This underground place of worship in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City belongs to the Karaite Jews--Jews who believe only in the Biblical commandments, not the later rabbinic decrees that the majority of the world's Jews live by today. The synagogue is underground--from the Psalm: "From the depths I called out to You."... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

The Synagogue is one of the oldest in the world dating back to the 8th century. They have a guided tour and have a video presentation, and the guide Joshua Levy is most delightful and is in the process of learning English. Since it is in the old city make sure you have good walking shoes and your camera, The... More 

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