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Its in a bit of a run down area, but still there preserved and working for the 250 jews in town. But its quite unique and beautiful. Has an incredible selection of books. The rabbi is super friend and will to tell everything, open for...More
I visited the Gumbaz Synagogue in 2017 which was easy to find, thanks to Lonely Planet. It was a remarkable experience to see such a little known artifact of Jewish History.
The gentleman who let me in was happy to explain what he could. He...More
We drove past this site and asked our guide if we could see inside. It was closed but he made a phone call to the caretaker and we were told that he would come and open it up for us. When we entered it was...More
After a nice walk in the old town, we asked people in the street to help us to find it. Everybody was very nice and even one old man showed us the way.
Then we knocked at the door and the owner came with a...More
As a jew, it is one of the less attractive Synagogue I had seen in third world countries.
It is not easy to find it !
Every map show a different spot. Ask for the Hammam and turn to the alley against it.
Everyone knows the Ashkenazi and Sephardim. Do you know the Bokharans? A much lesser-known part of the ancient Jewish diaspora. Go to this synagogue to learn the history. Even better, go to relatively near-by Bukhara.
We tried calling ahead, but couldn't get through to anybody. Stopped by a couple time, but no one there. The woman across the street was surprised that we couldn't get in (which was why we tried again the second time). At any rate, it's at...More