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Review of Hurva Synagogue

Hurva Synagogue
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Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem with...
Ranked #41 of 304 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were in the old city on Saturday and decided to have a look at the synagogue which was open that day, The building is beautiful in design and architecture definitely worth having a look if you are in the area, it was renovated in 2010

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful Synagogue”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Hurva Synagogue is amazing place that helps you understand the history of Jerusalem. Note that you must book the tour in advance. The tour was in English and it provided a thourough history of the synaguge. It was reasonanbly prices at 25 NIS per person. Bring your camera! There some very nice art to take pictures of. The view from the roof is great. You can book a tour by cantacting the Jewish Quarter development office: http://www.jewish-quarter.org.il/
It's a good idea to combine the Hurva Synagogue with other sites in the Jewish quarter that can be part of your day (or half day).

Visited January 2013
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“Inspiring synagogue”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Amazing the level of detail with which this has been restored/rebuilt. We did not do tour, instead we went there for afternoon minyan (Mincha). Interesting note: many who study in nearby yeshivot wear tefilin all day long, Read about that but never saw it before going to services here.

Visited August 2013
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“Ancient synagogue restored from ruins into splendid oriental holy place.”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Like the dome of the rock is the icon of islam, the church of the holy sepulchre is the icon of christianity, this is the icon of the jewish faith in Jerusalem. It not only has amazing looks, but also an amazing story. Be sure to book a guided tour (about 1 hour) for only 25 shekels. The tour starts beneath ground level where excavations of the upper city from herodian times have been done. The hall and the dome from the inside can be viewed from the womens gallery on the second level. On the outside is a panoramic platform around the dome from which you have a magnificent view of the old city and beyond. This is an absolute must have seen in the jewish quarter of Jerusalem.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“My favorite synagogue”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I love this synagogue. It is so beautiful that I had my son's bar mitzvah there. The only drawback is that women can't see the men praying so easy, but it is a real gem in the old city of Jerusalem. You can tour it and pay a fee. View from the top is one of the best.

Visited March 2013
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