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Address: 2 Dover Shalom, Jerusalem 9447602, Israel
Phone Number: +972 53-310-0087

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Beautiful Synagogue

This is the nicest synagogue in the world that I've seen by far, huge and beautiful inside and outside, and very friendly people in there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the nicest synagogue in the world that I've seen by far, huge and beautiful inside and outside, and very friendly people in there.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The largest synagogue in Israel built by the hasidic Community of Belz in the center of Kryat Belz in Jerusalem an enlarged replica of the original school and synagogue built1843 in the town of BELTZ In Galizia,today part of independent Belaruss. the synagogue seats ten tousand prayers and some parts are recognised in the Guines Book of Records.Note the nine... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

To think that the Belzer Chassidic Dynasty was nearly destroyed by the Shoah, one can only be amazed by this glorious building! The Shul is like a foretaste of what the Beis Hamikdash will be like, but 1000 times more buitiful! Belz, the Phynix that rose out of the ashes of the holocaust!

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Thank Mottle1977
Jerusalem, Israel
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Its big...is it better? Well its certainly impressive, well kept up....if your into touring shuls...its a must!

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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

I first saw the Belz Synagogue from my window in what was then the Novotel Hotel some 10 years ago and resolved to visit it. Several times I tried to walk there and got lost. One year I even took a cab which pleasantly enough dropped me off at the wrong Synagogue. I sometimes get the impression that Israeli cab... More 

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3 Thank Yonatan C
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

i love visiting every Friday night packed with belzer Hasidim from all over the world what a pride put into a synagogue

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

the saying: we can do it- and demonstrate the power of those "Galutiim" Jews. the dimensions are huge, all the ornaments are exuisite, and the overwhole impression stays for days.

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Thank avi
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

lots of effort were made to make this synagogue the biggest and most fancy. for a stranger it's also an interesting (may be in a disturbing way) experience to watch such different habbits and traditions. I think you need to come with a guide to enter.

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england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

as a chareidi jewish girl from the belz communitiy i have been there several times (from london) i could never get enough of it when one hears the rabbi praying my whole body is tansfused.... the reason y they dont appreciate tourists is simple it is a bulding with beuty and everybody would love to say they have been there... More 

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5 Thank belzer
Brooklyn
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2007

The building is absolutely stunning. It costed 55 million dollars- but the Hasidism don't appreciate tourist, specifically groups. They won't hurt anyone, but they will ask you to leave, specifically women. Also, the main sanctuary is closed during the week, and open only for prayers on Shabbat. Best bet to arrive friday night (not with a cab! the area is... More 

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