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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Standing in the heart of the Jewish Quarter in the old city of Jerusalem, the “Hurvat Rabbi Yehuda ha-hasid” synagogue, known also as “the Hurvah” synagogue, was first built in the early 18th century, yet destroyed twice over the course of time. In 2010 the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

When we were here last time this synagogue was not yet ready. It is today wonderfully renovated or rebuilt. The outlook on the top is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Fully operational synagogue in the Old City. The view from the rooftop is fantastic! The renovations are accurate and gorgeous.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bonnie w
Reviewed January 22, 2019

I loved visiting this beautiful synagogue with lots of history. I recommend climbing up to the top of the outside to see a magnificent view of the old city. Bring a camera because the pictures will be amazing...if you can get here at sunrise or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HowardSeidenfeld
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Beautifully restored and fully functional synagogue with beautiful views of the old city from the observation deck.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyn_H20
Reviewed January 3, 2019

This is a beautiful rebuilt synagogue. Tours are available but also open for prayers. Commanding view of entire Ols City.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kabrams1618
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

It is definitely worth seeing a synagogue from the inside. You are allowed to observe the inside of the synagogue from the balcony at the first floor or if you open the door. You are not allowed to enter the main area. It was extremely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Despite the unhelpful man at the entrance on December 27, 2018 who collects tickets, a lovely young lady named Maayan gave us an English tour of the archeology, history and current sanctuary of this synagogue. We used J-tickets which essentially give access to 4 area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed December 25, 2018

A big beautiful synagogue. Very spacious library of Jewish books. Interesting museum. Feels amazing to be in such a historic location, so important to the jewish observant community.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Shmuel R
Reviewed December 25, 2018

i would say its worth the 20 shekels to stop by this place if you want to get a nice veiw from the old city

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sorry. No idea. Suggest their website.
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April 14, 2017|
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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.
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