Near the city of Katzrin is the Talmudic Village of Katzrin; a reconstructed village that has been brought to life in the actual location of a village from Talmudic times, discovered shortly after the Six Day War. The settlement was one of twenty-seven villages in the center of the Golan.
In the village one can see an authentic ancient olive oil press and wander through the museum and the reconstructed kitchen, pantry, living room, bedroom and courtyard which are all complete with objects of daily life, many of which are authentic and were used by the region's farmers up until recently. These utensils often appear in Talmudic passages, bringing the scriptures to life for visitors and suddenly making them so very tangible. In addition, the remains of a Talmudic-era Synagogue can be explored and modern day celebrations such as Bar Mitzvahs and weddings are even held there today. For the younger population, there is an audio-visual show that explores the ancient sages of the period and by special arrangement bread-baking, pottery and olive-pressing can be arranged to provide the complete, authentic, ancient experience. Actors and actresses perform for the visitors and explain the kind of life that Jews in the area led in ancient times.
address: Industrial Area of Katzrin
Open Hours: Sun-Thu 8:00-17:00, Fri 8:00-15:00, Sat 10:00-16:00, Holidays 10:00-16:00
Categories : Attractions