Mincha at Gamla

Category: Places


Photo and caption by Beth Ben-Avraham

My husband is praying the afternoon service in the ruins of the synagogue in Gamla, in the Golan Heights in Israel. The synagogue, which is one of the oldest synagogues in the world, is particularly important from an archeological/historical point of view because it shows that there were synagogues in existence outside of Jerusalem while the temple was still standing. The town of Gamla was destroyed by the Romans in 67 CE on their way to Jerusalem.

Location: Gamla, Golan Heights, Israel


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