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Synagogues and Jewish Communal Institutions: Synagogues in Asia

Asia

Links to items about synagogues in our collection (arranged by country): 

Afghanistan Georgia (Republic) India Iraq Israel Lebanon
Myanmar Pakistan Palestine Turkey Yemen  

 

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Various Afghanistan : the synagogue and the Jewish home English

Georgia (Republic)

Georgia (Republic) Various Geʼorgyah : masaʻ el ha-ḳehilah ha-Yehudit : Kutsaʼisi, Ḳulashi, Oni. Hebrew and English

 

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Tbilisi synagogue (Image source Wikimedia Commons)

India

India Various Synagogues in India

English and Hebrew

India Various List of synagogues & prayer halls in South Asia English
India - Konkan Various Bene Israel in the Konkan English

 

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Interiors of the Magen David Synagogue of Kolkata

(Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Itaq

Iraq Various Bate keneset be-Vavel : pirḳe meḥḳar ṿe-teʻud. Hebrew

 

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Postcard of torahs in Mayer Eliass Synagogue, Baghdad

(Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Israel

Israel various Bate-keneset be-Erets-Yiśraʼel : mi-yeme ḳedem ṿe-ʻad yamenu Hebrew
Israel various Hod ṿe-hadar : bate keneset be-Erets Yiśraʼel Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem various Mikdash meʻat : bate keneset mukarim ve-nistarim bi-Yerushalayim : Shaʻare hesed, Rehavyah, Kiryat Shemuʼel, Talbiyeh Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem various Bet tefilah : bate keneset havuyim be-lev Yerushalayim : Yemin Mosheh, Mahaneh Yiśraʼel, Nahalat shivʻah, Even Yiśraʼel Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem various Bate ha-keneset bi-Yerushalayim ʻi. ha-ḳ. Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem various Jerusalem synagogue tour English
Israel - Jerusalem various ha-Arets ha-ṭovah
Israel - Jerusalem Bet ha-keneset Yeshurun Ale ʻayin : bi-melot sheviʻim shanah le-Histadrut Yeshurun : Sefer Yeshurun Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem Bet Yisrael (Yemin Moshe) Molikh li-Yemin Mosheh : meah shanah le-vet ha-keneset bet Yiśrael be-Yemin Mosheh, 659-759 Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem Ohel Mosheh Ohel Mosheh : meʼah shanah la-shekhunah ule-vet-ha-keneset shelah, 642-742, 1882-1982 Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem Tiferet Yisrael Gavoha me-ʻal gavoha : bet ha-keneset Tifʼeret Yisraʼel ṿeha-ḳehilah ha-Ḥasidit bi-Yerushalayim Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem (Old City) various Destruction and renewal : the synagogues of the Jewish quarter English
Israel - Jerusalem (Old City) various Mukdash le-vate keneset bi-Yerushalayim ba-ʻIr ha-ʻAtikah Hebrew
Israel - Jerusalem (Old City) Four Sephardic Synagogues Arbaʻat bate-ha-keneset ha-Sefaradiyim ʻa. sh. R. Yoḥanan ben Zakai. Hebrew
Israel - Tel Aviv Bet Keneset ha-Gera Bet Keneset ha-Gera Hebrew
Israel - Tel Aviv Bet ha-keneset ha-gadol Bet ha-keneset : gilyonot Bet ha-keneset ha-gadol be-Tel-Aviv Hebrew
Israel - Tel Aviv Bet keneset u-merkaz le-moreshet ha-Yahadut ʻa. sh. Tsimbalisṭah. Mario Botta : the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center, Tel Aviv University. English
Israel - Tsefat Various Bate Keneset bi-Tsefat Hebrew

 

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Great Synagogue in Jerusalem (Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Lebanon

Lebanon various Atarim Yehudim bi-Levanon = Jewish sites in Lebanon Hebrew

 

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Sidon synagogue (Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly Burma) various List of synagogues & prayer halls in South Asia English

 

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Interior of Moseah Yeshua Synagogue - Yangon (Rangoon)

(Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Pakistan

Pakistan various List of synagogues & prayer halls in South Asia English

 

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Interior of Magain Shalome Synagogue in Karachi

(Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Palestine

Palestine various Atarim ḳedoshim be-Erets-Yiśraʼel : tsiyunim, atarim mefursamim, bate-kenese Hebrew
Palestine various Bate-keneset mesaprim be-livui tatslumim u-khetovot Hebrew
Palestine various Revised catalogue of the ancient synagogues of the Holy Land English
Palestine various Ancient synagogues revealed English
Palestine various Antiken Synagogen in Israel various

 

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6th century AD mosaic in the Beth Alpha Synagogue

(Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Turkey

Turkey various Synagogues of Turkey English
Turkey - Istanbul various Jewish sites of Istanbul English
Turkey - Izmir various İzmir'de Sefarad mimarisi ve sinagogları Turkish

 

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Great Synagogue of Edirne (Image source Wikimedia Commons)

Yemen

Yemen - Tsanʻa various Bate ha-keneset be-Tsanʻa, birat Teman Hebrew

 

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Yemeni Jews in a synagogue in Sana’a

(Image source Wikimedia Commons)