Migdala

An archaeological site on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) that sheds a great deal of light on the lives Jews in the era of the Second Temple lived. The Migdal Synagogue, which has remained in remarkable shape despite its 2000+ years of existence, is a must-see on all visits here. It is presumed that Jesus taught in this very area, as he is known to have taught and spoken all throughout the Galilee in the first century. The synagogue (which was found in 2009) is one of many sites to check out at this interesting location. Don’t miss the ancient mikveh (ritual bathing/washing) baths that also remain in excellent condition and were once filled with the Kinneret’s water at the time of their use. At the edge of the site, closest to the Kinneret, you’ll find a beautiful, brand-new church dedicated to Mary that was built within the last year and is already looking to be quite popular and heavily-utilized.

Migdal Synagogue

Migdal Synagogue

 

Adam Schrag 2015