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“Pay your respects”

Synagogue Maghen Abraham
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Full-Day Tour of Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar
Ranked #86 of 98 things to do in Beirut
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Owner description: Built in 1925, Beirut's only Synagogue, Maghen Abraham, lies within the downtown Solidère area, below the hilltop Grand Serail building. The surrounding area, known as Wadi Abou Jamile, was historically the Jewish neighbourhood of Beirut. Ironically, the synagogue was damaged by the heavy Israeli bombings in 1982, when all of Beirut suffered the greatest destruction. At the time, Beirut's Jewish population was still sizeable, but sadly it has dwindled down to a small number of people who often hide their identity for security reasons. For a while, the Synagogue remained neglected awaiting its fate, because in Lebanon the restoration of religious buildings is the responsibility of the individual religious groups. With the lack of any sizeable local Jewish community today, the restoration took forever to get organised, but expatriate Lebanese Jews and related organisations have recently donated the necessary funds.
Reviewed 30 December 2013

worth walking to this synagogue and reflecting on the freedom of religion that used to be evident in old Beirut. The synagogue is maintained by contributions by overseas Lebanese faithful, but is not a living synagogue. Interesting historically.

5  Thank Denise095
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

In a country where 18 type of sectes exist, and a church is located next to a mosque, it is very nice to preserve the only landmark that reminds Lebanese of the jewish community that used to live there. The synagogue is very nice and worth seeing :)

4  Thank Therese00
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

But good IT still excist, there is even a Jewish cemetary in Beirut, thats next To a french evangelical cemetary. Difficult To Find too, closed for public i think.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016
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Reviewed 16 June 2016
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