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Hurva Synagogue

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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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89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
+972 2-626-5922
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the oldest active synagogues in Jerusalem , strategically located at the heart of the Jewish Quarter : two minutes walk to the Cardo , 5 minutes walk to the Wall . Don't miss the entrance at the back , on Hayehudim Street ,...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had not known the Hurva Synagogue before. Actually, it impressed me more than our Christian Anastasis. It is beautifully decorated inside, but not over ornate. As it is used day in day out, you can watch believers on the ground floor studying the Torah...More

Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Synagogue is worth a visit just f curiosity. Bit strange for me to be able to walk around while teaching sessions were going on. Men are allowed on ground floor, ladies on first floor balcony. Simple decor. Good 360 degrees panorama from another old...More

Thank tsv01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An old shul in the Jewish part of the Old City which still functions; men were learning in the main part when we visited. The view from the roof is outstanding. There's a women's section on the second floor.

Thank TacomaJew
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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...More

Thank Gedera_Guy
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This Synagogue is a Great testimony to the resilience of the Jews . An imposing structure indeed, but the story is in the history. Do not miss the history when you visit this place.

Thank Madana K
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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.

Thank linda z
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 16 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

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15 September 2017|
Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No idea. Suggest their website.
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Response from worldsosweet | Reviewed this property |
You don't actually go into the sanctuary you view it from above - unless you are going to pray - so I think that would be alright.