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Or Torah Synagogue

Updated: Apr 2, 2020


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Leiah Elbaum 

In Akko be sure to visit the beautiful Tunisian synagogue, Ohr Torah, that is covered in amazing mosaics telling the story of the Jewish people


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One of the world’s most breathtaking tourist sites. The Tunisian Synagogue in Acre – known as the “Jariva” is the only one of its kind in the world. It is literally covered in mosaics – both inside and out. Each of its 4 floors proudly displays spectacular mosaics (from Kibbutz Eilon) – the outcome of 54 years of work. The Synagogue boasts 7 Torah arks and houses hundreds of millions of natural stones from all over Israel. The mosaics and stained-glass windows depict the history of the Jewish people and of the Land of Israel through Bible stories, flora and fauna, IDF corps and more.

Visits to the synagogue must be scheduled in advance. The Or Torah – “Jariva” – (Tunisian) Synagogue, Acre Center, 13 Kaplan St. (at the entrance to the city next to the courthouse) Synagogue telephone number: +972-4-9818451 Synagogue Treasurer Zion Badash’s telephone number: +972-4-9915979

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