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A hidden jewel of Jewish history

Luckily this synagogue is been restored - like another one - the Slat Alfassiyine synagoge just a blocks away also hidden in the melah. A nice muslim lady was showing us around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep on trying, but have never seen an appealing synagogue, nor visited one where the keepers were friendly. This was sadly no exeption.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I'm not an expert in abandoned synagogues, but as somebody who has seen a fair number, and having abandoned quite a few synagogues myself, I'm not entirely an amateur either. This place is nice, and the mikvah underneath is cute. But there's very little information present, in any language. You walk around for a few minutes and think to yourself,... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Luckily this synagogue is been restored - like another one - the Slat Alfassiyine synagoge just a blocks away also hidden in the melah. A nice muslim lady was showing us around, proud to show her tolerance. What I found most striking is to see the local influence, the Arab inspired ornaments.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This historical building was renovated and is in a very good condition , and many groups include the visit here into their itinerary . Small Jewish community of Fes is located currently outside the walks some 5 miles away, but the history of the long Jewish heritage here comes alive. Don't miss the Mikva downstairs ! Nice view on the... More 

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Northampton, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This synagogue is worth visiting for the historical perspective on the many influences on this wonderful country.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is a significant piece of Moroccan Jewish history. The synagogue was a central part and focal point of the Jewish community. It is a beautifully restored building but for the mikvah in the basement under the synagogue.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Morocco had a quarter of a million Jews after World War Two. Now only a few thousand remain from as few as sixteen families.this synagogue has been lovingly preserved against those odds. The Torah is kept safe. The whole in the floor where a bath rests where brides were once seen cleansing before their wedding. Now the water sits grey,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Although it has been restored and has some nice art touches there is really not a lot to see. You need a guide to fill you in with the history so you can appreciate it.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Restored to the original style, and very information on the history of the religion and synagogue in Morocco.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Synagogue with a tour guide. We learned it is 300 years old. There are 25 Synagogues in Fes, most closed for renovation. This was open & is a great part of Moroccan history when there was a large Jewish population. It is a small Synagogue. We got to see the very old Torah. The Synagogue is in... More 

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