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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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89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

Have a great Haneitz minyan. Very structured prayers that move but are inspiring. Best time is on Chol Hamoed Sukkos, everyone goes to the Sukka together to say Hallel.

Thank S7635DBdavidk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting audio guide available that takes you around the building. Superb views from the dome both inside and outside. A good introduction to a synagogue for those of other faiths.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The renovated Hurva synagogue is absolutely beautiful. Two amazing spiral staircases ..one up , one down to see the views of Jerusalem from the Roof.

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This synagogue was completely destroyed and rebuilt not too many years ago. It is a functional synagogue, and in the middle of the main square between the Cardo and the way down to the Kotel.

Thank KyBoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special building and great views of the entire Jerusalem. Great staff and a gorgeous Synagogue,

Thank john36j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A magnificent synagogue with an amazing history. Beautiful and inspiring - the tour was interesting and fascinating.

Thank pernst777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter. You must go to the top to the dome and look at views from the balcony, where you can see Jerusalem very interesting building.

Thank Margeritta
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Had a very nice tour at this synagogue. Was a bit scary to be so high up! Beautiful view from the balcony.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The synagogue with the audio tour was very interesting. The 360 degree views of Jerusalem from the top was beyond words!

Thank diverLancaster_PA
Reviewed 18 July 2017

In the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem the Hurva Synagogue is in the centre. Up to the 1990'ies the building was almost a ruin (Hurva in Hebrew), but it was rebuilt and is now one of the most beautiful new buildings in Jerusalem. It is in...More

Thank Lars M
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15 September 2017|
Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No idea. Suggest their website.
14 April 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.
19 November 2015|
Response from FussyTraveler99 |
Typo-- DOESN'T come up on Google search....