The other synagogue has gained a reputation as one of the finest in Israel, dating from the third century CE. The synagogue faces south, of course, towards Jerusalem and the dedication inscription states, in Aramaic, that its building was sponsored by "the son of Eliezer ben Yodan", clearly a wealthy but perhaps not very modest fellow. You can easily imagine the roof being held up by the rows of columns, although there may have been a second storey - a ladies gallery perhaps! Here you get a real sense of communal worship in Israel eighteen hundred years ago.
You can find Bar'am by taking Route 89 west from Tzefat and turning right onto Route 899 after 15 km at Tzomet Hiram.
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