Sign says: Welcome to Old Synagogue of Peki’in (Youtube)

The small village of Peki’in, now mostly populated by Druze, contains one of the most sacred places for Jews and followers of Jewish mysticism, or Kabbalah.

The Jewish community of Peki’in in the Western Galilee has maintained a presence there since the Second Temple period. The only interruption was during the 1936–1939 Arab riots, after which most Jews in Peki’in did not return to the village.

The town is currently inhabited mostly by Druze.

Approximately 60,000 tourists visit the village each year. It is also where the sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and his son hid from the Romans in the 2nd century.