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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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I have lost count of the times I have walked past this landmark on the way to the Kottel ( Western wall ) , and it was only because someone posted pictures on social media did I even consider checking this place out .
The guide was able to combine so many aspects of history that we had learned but could not associate with the Hurva. It is a magnificent structure, beautiful syangogue and very impressive view from the top.
Yes, it's a tourist site and attraction with a history significant for Jewish life in the the jJewish homeland for hundreds of years.
When it was destroyed (again) 70 years ago, the Jordanian commander is reported to have said that he was eliminating the Jewish...More
This beautiful synagogue was destroyed many times over its history, including by earthquake and war. It has now been rebuilt in a lovely style and the guides tell you all about it. You can go up a spiral metal staircase to the surround of the...More
My son and I just stumbled upon this lovely synagogue while we were walking around the Jewish Quarter. It is very, very pretty on the inside. The best part for us, however, was the wonderful rooftop! You walk up the gorgeous spiral iron staircases and...More
The story of the ancient Hurva (destroyed) Synagogue will break your heart and inspire with its beauty at the same time. I saw it 30 years go before its most recent rebuilding, and this reconstruction honors its history. I will save the story for you...More
We took an English guided tour, and it was terrific. There is a lot of history to the building, which was only recently renovated (It was blown up by the Jordanian army during the fight for Jerusalem). The synagogue is beautiful and the views from...More