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A non-Jew in the Synagogue

Can a sympathetic Gentile worship in synagogue?


It is permitted for a Gentile to enter a synagogue, and for him to to pray there to God.

Sources: Referring to the Temple, the verse (Isa. 57:7) states that “My House is a house of prayer for all the nations.” Although it is not exactly common practice, there is nothing forbidden about a non-Jew entering a synagogue for the purpose of prayer to God. A further source for this is the prohibition on non-Jews to enter certain parts of the Temple (see Keilim 1:8), implying that the other parts of the sanctified area is open to entry of non-Jews.

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