Rubble vs. splendor, Old Yishuv vs. modern city; Ashkenazi community of the Hurva Synagogue vs. early Zionists. Join us for this unique tour!
From the time of its construction in 1864, the Hurva Synagogue was a symbol for the Jewish residents of the Old City. Hundreds of years previously, an Ashkenazi community had existed there. Eight years after the Hurva Synagogue was built, the nearby Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue was inaugurated by the local Hassidic community. Both synagogues were destroyed during Israel’s War of Independence, in 1948.
The Hurva Synagogue was rebuilt in 2010, and the reconstruction of Tiferet Yisrael recently commenced.
The tour will start with a visit to the Old YIshuv Court Museum, whose structure, exhibits and atmosphere offer a glimpse of the simple, modest conditions at the time. From there we proceed to the Hurva Syangogue, which was the center of community life.
The tour connects the old and the new; the dream and its realization.
Offered by the Company for the Rehabilitation and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in cooperation with the Old Yishuv Court Museum, Jerusalem.
Comfortable shoes recommended.