Ancient Katzrin Park

December 2nd 2010

Ancient Katzrin Park features a third century Jewish village modeled after Talmudic times, including a dwelling with domestic artifacts that were used during the year, as well as a reconstructed early synagogue. The synagogue is made of basalt and was used for hundreds of years until it was destroyed by an earthquake. It is said that because of the complex architectural details, this synagogue reflects the overall importance of this ancient city. The park also has two other reconstructed buildings – the House of Uzi and the House of Rabbi Abun. There is a guided tour for all visitors wanting to know the details of the Katzrin community, and there are activities for guests of all ages, including enjoying a Talmudic-era meal or grape stomping. Visitors can also enjoy the “Talmudic Experience” – an audio-visual presentation on the history of the Talmudic era.