Zev Radovan

An archaeological treasure of ancient inscriptions, mosaics and coins has come to light in the recently excavated synagogue at Meroth. Built in the late fourth or early fifth century A.D., the synagogue stood at the highest point of Meroth, in the Upper Galilee, for nearly 800 years. At different times during its long service to the community, it provided—in addition to its large worship hall—classrooms for children and for adult-education, a storeroom for worn-out religious documents and a community treasury.