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Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah, the Hurva has been been destroyed twice in order to weaken the presence of Jews in the Old City. The Hurva tells the story of the rebirth and renewal of the Jewish community in...more
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This is in the Jewish Quarter in Yaffo by the Western wall. Very interesting history. Go to the top to hear the story and see a gorgeous view. I recommend this highly. I had to ask a few people where it was but a lot...More
The Hurva Synagogue, also known as Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Pasid, was founded in the early 18th century but was destroyed by Muslims in 1721. It lay in ruins for over 140 years and becamed known as The Hurva (The Ruins). Rebuilt in 1864 it was...More
This Synagogue was rebuilt after the 6 day war. On the top floor there is an outside and inside terrace. Outside, fantastic views of the city. Inside, you can observe worship, prayers and studies going on. Beautiful adornments.
Beautiful Synagog restored after arab bombing. The aron Kodesh is one of the biggest and most elaborate in israel. It is an active Shul so please be respectful of those praying or learning during specific times of the day.
While I found the history of this rebuilt synagogue interesting, I will say that I was a bit put off by it as well. I have been in orthodox synagogues and know that the women are not allowed with the men. That wasn't an issue...More