Hurva Synagogue

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One of the most impressive and rich in history synagogues in Jerusalem, and perhaps all of Israel.

The Hurva Synagogue was first founded in 1721 and was destroyed several years later, remaining in ruins for 140 years. Rebuilt in 1864, it served as Jerusalem’s central Ashkenazi sanctuary until it was destroyed by the Arab Legion during the 1948 War of Independence. After the area was reclaimed in the 1967 Six-Day War, a commemorative arch was built in 1977, serving as a monument to the destroyed Jewish Quarter. The new synagogue was dedicated in 2010, built to evoke its neo-Byzantine 19th century phase. Today, it stands as a testament to the perseverance of the Jewish residents of the Old City and the world in general. Visitors are invited to admire the beauty of its interior, with the world’s tallest Holy Art, and the breathtaking 360 degree view of Jerusalem from the veranda surrounding the synagogue's dome.


Venue name: Hurva Synagogue
Address: 89 Ha-Yehudim St, Jewish Quarter

Opening hours: Shabbat services: Friday sundown, Sat 8:15, Sun-Thu 7:45 and before sundown
Price: Tour single admission NIS 25
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