Posted on February 23rd, 2011 by Rachel
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 Jordan Legion a few days before the fall of the Jewish Quarter in the War of Independence.
Its reconstruction was completed in 2010. It has been rebuilt in the same Neo-Byzantine style as the original.
Hurva Synagogue, 89 ha-Yehudim Street Old City of Jerusalem
The stained glass windows, although different, reminded me the ones in the Lloyd Street Synagogue and B’nai Israel Congregation.
Stained glass window at the Hurva Synagogue.
One of the stained glass windows of the Lloyd Street Synagogue, IA 1.187
Stained glass window in B'nai Israel Synagogue, pre-restoration, IA 2.66