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A blog post by Kierra Foley, LSS Archaeology Intern Hulking Doric columns and a stately pale façade cast shadows upon the sleepy downtown street, an imposing and authoritative presence in this otherwise aesthetically lackluster area. The building looks suited for … Continue reading
Standing in Hurva Square, in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, we learned about the Hurva Synagogue.
The Hurva, whose name means “ruin,” was initially built in the 18th century. It was destroyed shortly thereafter and then rebuilt in the mid 19th century. It became Jerusalem’s main Ashkenazi synagogue but was destroyed again in 1948 by the … Continue reading