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Monday, October 8, 2007

The Churva

In 1267, the Ramban (Nachmanades) founded his Shul (Synagogue) in the Old City of Jerusalem. In 1589 the Ottomans closed the shul. In the 1700’s on the courtyard next to the Ramban shul a new shul was built. In the mid-1800s it was finished.

This shul was destroyed by the Arabs in 1948 and became known as the Churva.

In 1978 the commemorative arch for the shul was built.

And now in 2007, the construction has begun to rebuild the entire shul in all its glory.

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(Except for the last photo of the reconstruction process).