Ades Synagogue

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Beersheva Street
Jerusalem, Israel

NileGuide Expert tip:

Visit at night during the month before Rosh Hashana--the Jewish New Year, when selichot are recited.


The Ades synagogue is a gem of a synagogue--built at the very beginning of the twentieth century by Jews fleeing from Syria--it has beautiful inlaid mother of pearl furniture and an intimate feel.  Today in Jerusalem, the Ades synagogue is renowned for preserving the traditions of Sephardic piyut--the penitential prayers composed in medieval times by famous poets and chanted with unique tunes.


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