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The Hurva Synagogue

Hurva Synagogue Jewish QuarterThe “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).

Hurvah synagogue interiorThe 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 is limited to the womens’ court and the rooftop view only.

Book a Private Tour to the “Hurva” Synagogue

The “Hurvah” Synaoggue is in the Jewish Quarter  of the Old City of Jerualem.

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jerusalem, that will also include a visit to the “Hurvah” Synagogue. 

Points of Interest in the Area

western wall Western wall
Southern Wall Archaeological Park Southern Wall Archaeological Park
mount of olives camel ride Day tour of Jeruslaem