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Hurva Synagogue

89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
+972 2-626-5922
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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 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“jewish quarter” (28 reviews)
“degree view” (5 reviews)
“old city” (47 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
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+972 2-626-5922
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Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful Synagogue is a thrill to see- It's architecture, it's dominance, it's history. Located in the Jewish Quarter, this Synagogue is well worth the time to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember when there was no Churva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter. All there was was an arch. Now, the rebuilt synagogue dominates the square and is a beautiful place of worship. Inside, the decor is stunning, with pictures of the cave of the Patriarchs...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a tour with GoodJacob, Jacob Bildner, English guide and he was awesome. The view was great, but if you can get the english tour it makes visiting the site more enjoyable. We did the bundled ticket with the Whole Museum, and Archaeological Park Davidson...More

Thank Adam H
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

This Synagogue is built on an ancient site where other synagogues stood. It is beautiful to go to services there on Shabbat. The Women's section has a great view of the Men's section below, and of the Bima where the Torah is Read from.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Hurva (Destroyed) synagogue has been razed twice, the last time in 1948 by the Jordanian Army. Rebuilding finished as late as 2010. In the courtyard of Hurva, enclosed in a glass case is the Menorah, a 7-branched candelabrum that is the symbol of Judaism.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited and were given a guided tour by “Good” Jacob. The site itself was beautiful and the 360 degree view of the old city from the rooftop was pretty cool. Jacob was a fantastic guide who gave us some great insight...More

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The Hurva synagogue has been really nicely renovated. You can visit it but can’t enter in the main space which is devoted to people reading the Torah. You climb up narrow stairs which brings you to a first floor with a nice view on the...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The Hurva Synagogue takes its name from "destroyed" since it had been burned down on multiple occusions, the last of which was during the illegal Jordanian occupation from 1948 to 1967. It is now a fully functioning house of study and worship. Go upstairs to...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

this very old synagogue in the jewish quarter has seen so much history'wars /destruction exile and now renewal,beautifully renovated .come to visit or pray and feel the rebirth of the jewish nation in jerusalem

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Rhonmul
September 15, 2017|
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Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No idea. Suggest their website.
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Mila-57
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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