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Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem

Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 1948, in the Israeli Independence War the Hurva Synagogue was complitely destroyed. Due to its eminent importance for Jewish life there were always plans to rebuild the synagogue and in 2010 the new o...  read more »
  • Hurva synagogue recently opened, which left intact one wall after its destruction. The synagogue is very beautiful and big, in the basement, there are ancient excavation, but you can see from the balcony with a fence. Synagogue works and open to visits and prayers, stands guard at the entrance.
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  • I had never been in a Synagogue and this one was perfect, in the heart of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. For a nominal fee I got the headset in English which led me on a wonderful tour of the bui...  read more »
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