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“Now that's a piece of history!”
Review of Synagogue-Church

Synagogue-Church
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Galilee Christian Tour
Ranked #9 of 29 things to do in Nazareth
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Owner description: This is the site where it is believed the young Jesus was taught and where he later preached.
Yavne, Israel
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“Now that's a piece of history!”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The place is really very simple but what is impressing is the history which stands behind it. Our guide took the trouble to line out the different functions of the place during the ages.
I strongly recommend to get a guided tour of the place.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“All gone?”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Background: Located in the heart of the Old City, and into a small courtyard away from the busy stalls of the souk, stands this small sanctuary. This present church, whose floor is set below street level, is owned by the Greek Catholic diocese and was built over the original Jewish synagogue. The synagogue is believed to be where Jesus preached his famous Sabbath sermon, declaring -- in no uncertain terms -- that he was the Messiah. Back then, the Nazarene worshippers were so enraged that they dragged Jesus to the Mount of Precipice** to throw him to his death. Needless to say, Jesus miraculously survived the angry mob.

The original synagogue, its structures and wall inscriptions are all gone.

[**Side Note: The Mount of Precipice is about 3 km south of here, on the outskirts of Nazareth, close to the site where Pope Benedictus XVI gave a mass during a visit in 2009. By car, follow signs for "Mt Precipice" on HWY 60 (Tawfik Zayyad) that bypasses Nazareth towards Jewish Natzeret Illit.]

Visited May 2012
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Shalimar, Florida
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“Use your imagination”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

There is really nothing special about this structure, but with a bit of imagination you can see a special place. If you miss this, no problem.

Visited December 2012
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carlisle
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“not authentic?”
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Run by Greek Orthodox, not Jews. The real one must be somewhere else...
Strong suggestions by the doormen to put donations in box, in any currency.

Visited October 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Historic but nothing left”
Reviewed 2 October 2012

The original structure is basically gone. The original writings on the wall are gone as is much of the church. Only good to visit for its memory.

Visited July 2012
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