Bar’am Synagogue

March 22nd 2011

If you are traveling in the area surrounding Safed, take some time to stop at the Bar’am Synagogue, one of the best-preserved synagogues from the ancient period throughout the country. The stone ruins marking the synagogue now stand as a centerpiece for the Bar’am National Park. Since the third century, it has been a central location for Jewish assembly and prayer. Marvel at the elaborate carvings on the doorways, beautiful free-standing columns still intact, and the location of the central prayer hall. The energy and devotion used in the construction of the monument is apparent to all who visit. Take a minute to picture what the Bar’am Synagogue looked like hundreds of years ago.