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Old City Tour

In addition to visiting the key historic sites in the Old City of Tsfat, our tour is an experience of learning and inspiration. Outside the Arizal Ashkenazi Synagogue, learn why the Ari and the other luminous Kabbalists surrounding him were drawn to Tsfat. This all while gazing out at the village of Meron and the burial place of the famed 2nd Century Talmudic and Kabbalistic sage and author of the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Marvel at the sheer beauty of the Abuhav Synagogue and witness artists in action in the world-renowned Tsfat artist gallery. Take in the breathtaking views looking out over the Golan and toward Lebanon and Syria from an observatory lookout, behold the intricate wax carvings depicting Jewish history and biblical figures in the Tsfat Candle Gallery and peek in at a live weaving studio. The tour caps off with a lesson on why we need a book enumerating and explaining in detail the Jewish laws in addition to the Torah against the backdrop of the synagogue named for Rabbi Yosef Caro, another Tsfat luminary and author of the Shulchan Aruch.  

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