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Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem

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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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  • hopefully the elevator will be working - even though you have to take the last bit of steps up - if you are afraid of heights you will not be able to come down the stairs once you get up - but it is a...  more »
  • One cannot and should not miss this great historic building of Hurva Synagogue. You should make it one of your stops on your walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. It is a stately building with many pred...  more »
  • בית כנסת קטן ומיוחד, העיטורים והאווירה בבית הכנסת מאוד מיוחדת, מומלץ לארוע עליה לתרה בבר מצווה. יש בקרבת מקום מסעדה לארוחה לאחר התפילה ואפשרות לטייל בכל האזור המקסים