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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After the Arabs destroyed this Synogogue in 1948 thankfully it was renovated recently. Take the elevator to the roof, and climb the winding staircase for a fantastic view of Jerusalem.

Thank Joyce W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour Guide: “Good Jacob” My husband and I have made many visits to Israel, in particular Jerusalem. Our children live there, meaning many returned visits. We arranged for a smaller tour of the newly opened Hurva Synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The Hurva Synagogue is one of the most impressive Synagogues out there. It is located in a vibrant part of the Jewish quarter and I would highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went on the daily, midday English guided tour (around 1 hour). It is run by the local "jewish quarter" or "rova" in hebrew organization. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She gave great explanations of the history, architecture, and views from the rooftop. Highly recommend....More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Spent Shabbat, beautiful and meaningful, friendly and an excellent location. They did a great job renovating yet keeping the historical tradition!

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

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

Thank john36j
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Rhonmul
15 September 2017|
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Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No idea. Suggest their website.
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Mila-57
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.
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