The Hurvah Synagaogue is and was the biggest synagogue in the Jewish Quarter in the Old city of Jerusalem. It was founded in 1700, but destroyed in 1721, hence its nick-name (“Hurva” = ruin).
The synagogue was destroyed again, by the Jordanians, in 1948, but in 2000-2010 it was re-built one more time, in a plan attempting to replicate the original structure and design of up to 1948.
Operating as an active synagogue for the local religious community, visiting the site can only be done in organised tour groups, organised by the municipality.
|The “Hurvah” Synagogue on Wikipedia|
|The “Hurvah” Synagogue Website|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Southern Wall Archaeological Park|
A 360 Degrees photo inside the “Hurvah” Synagogue