Safed (“Tsfat” in Hebrew) was established as a hugh fort complex by the Crusaders, in the 12th century CE. The residential area developing around it became in the 16th century an important Jewish Rabbinical center, especially for the study of Kabbalah .
Yosef Karo Synagogue represents R. Karo’s important work in Jewish religious law, and two synaogues present the heritage or “Ha’ari Hakadosh” . Today’s old city of Safed is a popular tourist attraction, presenting old local synagogues among many Judaica art galleries.
Book a Private Tour to the Tsfat / Safed
Tsfat / Safed is in located in the Upper Galilee. It is a 3 hours drive from Tel-Aviv, and takes about 1-3 hours to explore.
A Presentation of Safed
Points of Interest in the Area
|Yosef Karo Synagogue|
|Day tour of the Galilee|