“Or Torah” synagogue in Acco also known as “El-Gribba” (Jarivah) or, the “The Tunisian synagogue”
Acco, an ancient city steeped in history, has a lot to offer its visitors. One of the city highlights is a unique building outside the Old City walls, the Tunisian Synagogue. The inside walls are completely covered in mosaic pictures which are all based on biblical themes and were all made at the mosaic workshop of Kibbutz Eilon. The synagogue is situated at 13 Kaplan St. Visiting hours are Sunday-Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It is advisable to arrange the visit ahead of time by telephone 050-6822781. Ask for Yaffa. There is no entrance fee, however visitors are expected to make a small donation, depending on the size of the group.
Even the courtyard wall is a work of art, hinting at what can be expected inside…
There are two prayer halls. The central one, on the second floor, is more luxurious. From the women’s section above it one can observe the hall as well as the Wheel of Fortune mosaic on the ceiling.
The Ark of the Covenant Daniel in the lions’ den
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