Jews of Middle Eastern or Spanish origin attend this newly built Orthodox synagogue. There are four separate prayer rooms ... More
Four Sephardi Synagogues
Jews of Middle Eastern or Spanish origin attend this newly built Orthodox synagogue. There are four separate prayer rooms each slightly different from the another. The design of the main prayer hall is typical of Sephardic culture. The central platform is surrounded by a bronze metal encasing and decorated with leaves. The basic prayers are similar to that of Ashkenazi Jews (of European descent) but the melodies are distinct and beautiful. This prayer environment is a definite must for those seeking to understand the diverse world of Jewish cultures.
YMCA Tower was designed by Arthur Lewis Harman, the same architect who planned the Empire State Building, this high tower
is a city landmark. In addition to the view, the structure contains a 35 bell carillon and three chapels ...
This beautiful campus offers adult classes, two month Ulpans (intensive Hebrew study) and a secondary school educating future rabbis, cantors
and biblical scholars. Instead of monotonous sermons, its services include a learning session (in English) as well as sing ...
The British General Gordon visited Jerusalem in 1883 and was convinced this was the true tomb of Christ, especially since
it sits on a skull like rocky ledge outside the Old City walls. Most historians now believe the tomb ...