The Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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  • Praying there Saturday morning. Joined the Spanish compound (vision employees) due Saturday and last month accompanied choirs cantors in the head. We hear there was a very interesting experience.
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  • this visit did not have the best choir and cantor compared to last December but it did have some nice melodious elements  more »
  • synagogue empty at the time of our visit, we were able to walk through the entire site, beautiful stained-glass windows, bringing light and large majestic chandelier
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  • As a foreign visitor you're able to visit this synagogue with minor restrictions. You can attend a prayer and hear their songs. A bit odd to be sitting as an outsider amongst these people. To be honest this actually frightened me a little bit. You'll sometimes be given a surprised look but as long as you respect the Orthodox believers, you'll be treated with respect in return.
  • This is a very inspirational place for me and also a place that is comfortable with strangers not like many other Jewish temples in Jerusalem. Every last Saturday of the Jewish month (no easy translation into regular calander. Ask a Jewish friend or check online) is the major monthly service.
  • As an agnostic tourist I enjoyed visited this synagogue for the fascinating stained glass windows and ‘soviet’ style decor (not sure if that’s the exact style but at least it’s what I think of when I see big structures and brutalist designs). Free to pop in and generally open to public. I assume it’s busy during ceremonies etc.
  • I went to the new Great Synagogue in 2006, 4 years after if was opened, as a visitor, mid-week. It looked really grand, with a doorkeeper and leaflets being handed out explaining all that had been done in building this amazing place of worship to the living God! I returned last week - 25 years later - as a visitor on a Monday, hoping it would still be an amazing place of worship. How sad it looked!! Really showing its age with paint peeling off outside, just above the entrance - surely for G_d's house, this could be sorted properly for not a lot of cost!. There was no doorkeeper to welcome people, no leaflets, poorly lit, and visitors could only go up to the women's section to view the interior - by which I assume they meant men and women visitors. Directions to the women's section were very mis-leading. Please - restore the Synagogue to be pleasing to G_d and to others who come to seek him in this Holy Place.
  • Very big and nice shul on shabbat rosh hodesh they have a choir.

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