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Ten World-Famous Shuls

Rabbi Meir Goldberg

What is your shul like? Is it big? Is it small? Is it a basement with some folding chairs and tables or is it a great, big building with a high ceiling? Today we visit ten of the most amazing shuls in the world.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Belzer Shul, Yerushalayim The biggest shul in the world is the Belzer Shul of Yerushalayim. It has 8,000 seats. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when many Belzer chassidim from around the world come to spend the Yamim Noraim with their rebbe, another 2,000 seats are added. There are over 70 sifrei Torah in the massive aron kodesh. The Belzer Rebbe wanted this huge shul to be built as a lasting memory of the Great Shul of Belz that his great-great-grandfather, Rav Shalom of Belz, built in 1843. That shul sat 5,000 people. 


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