Search
 

More From Region

 

Pekiin old synagogue

Pekiin old synagogue is a mystical place, last restored in 1890.

On this Page:

Pekiin

The old synagogue in Peki’in is located in the heart of a village that is one of the most charming and interesting in the country. High, high above the beautiful Bet Kerem Valley in Upper Galilee, the stone houses of Peki’in hug the steep hillsides, studded with pomegranates, olive trees and grape vines, and are home to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

 

A tiny cave in the heart of the village is reputedly the place where Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Mishnaic-era sage, rebel against Rome and author of the Zohar, hid with his son from the Romans.

No knows how old the synagogue is; the last time it was restored was in 1890.

 

Visitors consider themselves fortunate to find the synagogue’s caretaker, Margalit Zenati, at home and willing to open the door for them. Zenati is the scion of a Jewish family who has lived in Peki’in for 2,000 years!

The synagogue contains a fragment of an ancient Torah scroll, and stone carvings said to have been brought here for safekeeping by refugees fleeing the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

 

Sites & Attractions

 
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
Synagogue dating from 1873. Two stones are embedded in its walls which, tradition has i...
The winery was established in 2003 and it produces around 3,000 bottles annually. The g...
The winery was established in 2006 and it produces around 20,000 bottles annually. The ...
Hula Nature Reserve In spring or fall, the Hula reserve, established to protect the ...
Ski Gilbo'a is a dry ski slopes site, which is located on the northern skopes of Mt. G...
 

Accommodations

 
Nof Ginosar is located at the foot of the Sea of Galilee and in front of the Goland hei...
The HaGoshrim Kibbutz and Resort Hotel’s 204 guest-rooms are situated in 3 wings distin...
​Villa Galilee is a Hotel de Charme boutique hotel located in Safed. The Villa Galilee ...
Located in the heart of the artist quarter of the old city of Safed, the Ruth Rimonim S...
 

VideoSideVWP

 
 

RelevantArticle

 
 

Events In Area

 
 

Untitled

 
Jewish_Sites