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Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem

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Landmark Religious Site
A prominent landmark of the Old City's Jewish Quarter, Hurva Synagogue has undergone destruction and reconstruction multiple times. Established early in the 18th century, the synagogue was sacked by Muslims in 1721 and later by Arab forces in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The current synagogue, completed in 2010, recreates the 19th-century architectural plans, reflecting a Byzantine revival style. Pay attention to the wide commemorative arch of the original synagogue, restored in 1977 while waiting for approval for larger renovations. Enter to see the soaring Holy Ark and learn the history of this Ashkenazic place of worship. Climb up to the veranda surrounding its dome for excellent views. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hurva Synagogue by using our Jerusalem tourist route planner.
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  • In the middle of the Old City, rebuilt ancient synagogue. I have never been there for services. Open for visitors during the day.  more »
  • A beautifull new synagoge inside and outside,a landmark too, build in recent years to replace the old synagoge which was destroyed in the war of Independence.  more »
  • One of the ancient synagogues of the Old City that was a ruin for decades and now restored to its glory.  more »