The Sidon synagogue (Arabic: كنيس صيدا) is one of the oldest synagogues in the world. It is located in the old city of Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) in the Jewish neighborhood or quarter known colloquially as ḥarat al-yahūd (Arabic: حارة اليهود).
Built in 833, it is believed to rest on an older synagogue which dates back to the destruction of the Second Temple in 66 AD. Jesus is said to have preached in it and in its vicinity as attested in Matthew (15:21) and Mark (7:24).
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- Mohammed Zaatari, "Sidon synagogue opens for rare prayers", The Daily Star Lebanon, April 03, 2012
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