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Address: Rehov HaYehudim 89, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
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+972 2-626-5922
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah,...

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 the Old City of Jerusalem. The site features a massive ark, and an amazing 360 degree view of the Old City from the observation deck.

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Beautiful!!

This synagogue has miraculously spanned generations. It is grand from the outside and the architecture and design of the inside is breathtaking. Prayer services are beautiful as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
shanam132
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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This synagogue has miraculously spanned generations. It is grand from the outside and the architecture and design of the inside is breathtaking. Prayer services are beautiful as well.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see Synagogue for All. It has been rebuilt several years ago and it is absolutely breathtaking; especially when taking a tour and seeing it from the walkway all the way on top of the structure.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Hurva Synagogue has been destroyed several times. In 1948, the Jordanians destroyed the shul after capturing the Old City. After the reunification of the city in 1967, it was unclear whether the shul would be rebuilt. Visitors Jerusalem may remember the arches that were on the site as a memorial to thsi magnificent building. Finally, the decision was made... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was the nicest synagogue which I´ve visited in Jerusalem. The entrance is not free but I can really recomend the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to see some great views you should come visit this synagogue. The synagogue itself and its history is amazing but also the views are wonderful- just climb up on the roof of the synagogue is where you should go for views

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Kew Gardens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Hurva Synagogue has been entirely, and painstakingly rebuilt, using old photographs and documents. It should be viewed from the main floor and from the women's gallery, as well. The Paroches (the Curtains of the Holy Ark) are a work of art to behold--the gates outside hand-soldered by metal-artisans. Candelabras, seats--don't miss a detail. By all means, go with a... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A must when visiting Jerusalem to learn about the importance of the old city for the Jewish people having returned home

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 one got consecrated. The Hurva Synagogue is located at the Ha-Khurba Square, on the way from the Cardo to the Western Wall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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 building. There is a steep spiral staircase that takes one to a railing high on the dome. Great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There is a very nice view on the rooftop. It is also interesting to see the students who are studying. However the current building doesn't offer a high feeling of spirituality.

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