Beit Alfa National Park

Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, Region: North, Address: Kibbutz Heftziba
Source: Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Region: North
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The Beit Alfa sixth-century synagogue mosaic features colorful folk-art style depictions of a Holy Ark, menorahs, shofars, Etrog's, lulavs and incense pans, all elements of Temple worship in Jerusalem, showing that the Temple, though destroyed, was not forgotten.

Another panel presents the biblical story of the offering of Isaac.

A zodiac also reveals an association to the surrounding culture.

A Greek inscription mentions the names of the craftsmen, which became the basis of the sites imaginative audiovisual presentation.

Photographer: Sivan Harush. From a PikiWiki.

 

Products specifications
Region North
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Near To Beit Shemesh
Address Kibbutz Heftziba
Phone +972-4-6532004
Opening Hours Sunday - Thursday and Saturday: 8:00-16:00, Fridays and holiday eves: 8:00-15:00, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover Eve: 8:00-13:00
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
URL http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/betAlfa/Pages/default.aspx

The Beit Alfa sixth-century synagogue mosaic features colorful folk-art style depictions of a Holy Ark, menorahs, shofars, Etrog's, lulavs and incense pans, all elements of Temple worship in Jerusalem, showing that the Temple, though destroyed, was not forgotten.

Another panel presents the biblical story of the offering of Isaac.

A zodiac also reveals an association to the surrounding culture.

A Greek inscription mentions the names of the craftsmen, which became the basis of the sites imaginative audiovisual presentation.

Photographer: Sivan Harush. From a PikiWiki.

 

Products specifications
Region North
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Near To Beit Shemesh
Address Kibbutz Heftziba
Phone +972-4-6532004
Opening Hours Sunday - Thursday and Saturday: 8:00-16:00, Fridays and holiday eves: 8:00-15:00, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover Eve: 8:00-13:00
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
URL http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/betAlfa/Pages/default.aspx