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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
This collection while one of our earlier manuscript collections, was not fully processed until recently. Past archivists had placed the papers into the requisite pH neutral folders and boxes and removed the staples and paperclips. Someone had also handwritten an … Continue reading