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“A must see on the world synagogue circuit”

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
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Owner description: Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
Hamilton, New York
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A must see on the world synagogue circuit”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A must see not because the building is special or of greater interest than average in terms of synagogue architecture or decor, but because it is a poignant reminder of Jewish times past...interesting history (lots of interesting photographs) of Bagdad Jews who came to Yangon and founded this place and the once thriving Jewish community that existed here...met the man who is singularly responsible for its upkeep and maintenance (he could use more donations)...he is more than willing to show visitors around...interesting, too, the building's current environment, in the heart of a Muslim neighborhood...would be hard to find if don't look carefully as the street-view is unremarkable...synagogue slightly recessed...go visit and be a part of history... sometimes, they can still pull off a minyan...

Visited July 2013
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Nanjing, China
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“one of yangon's hidden gems, if its open”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

I think its amazing this little place is still there in the middle of the muslim area around a bunch of mosques. Only problem is its locked much of the time and you have to hope somebody is around to let you in

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting because it's there...”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Very welcoming, not a lot to see in terms of architectural detail, but a pleasant stop in the middle of a hot day in Yangon, and it's nice for once to visit a shul where you don't get frisked for weapons.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Odd find, pretty empty”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I was surprised the site was so well rated on tripadvisor. The history of the synagogue (built in the 1890s by Iraqi Jews who received a concession from the British Burmese government) is interesting, but the building itself doesn't really take this story to the next level. Worth a look, but don't structure your day around a visit...

Visited June 2013
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Lennox Head, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A piece of hisory”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This site is a piece of the colourful history of this town. Thank goodness it still exists. It is well maintained and I hope that continues as it is an example of the diversity of this city.

Visited May 2013
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