Directly across from the Karaite Synagogue is the remains of the once-magnificent Tiferet Yisrael (also called Nissan Bak) ... More
Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue
Directly across from the Karaite Synagogue is the remains of the once-magnificent Tiferet Yisrael (also called Nissan Bak) Synagogue. It formerly stood three stories high, with its own kitchen and ritual bath. Its huge dome was partially funded by German Kaiser Franz Joseph in 1869. During Israel's War of Independence, the synagogue was a defensive position of the Hagana, and was destroyed after the surrender of the residents of the Jewish Quarter. A plaque posted at the site gives details of the synagogue's history.
I visited on simchat torah. The shul was filled to capacity with the men lining the walls and floor on the first level and the women and children packed into the upper level. The rabbi led the dance with the torah taking a few deliberate but light steps in each direction and then lifing his arm and rallying the masses to sing. It was a glorious experience. kz
Located in a quiet neighbourhood of downtown Jerusalem near the original Bezalel Art School, this congregation was founded in 1925.
The present congregation, reinstituted in 1996, is a member of the Baptist Convention of Israel and is affiliated with ...
This museum, which is based primarily on the private collection of its founder, Dr. Elie Borowski, displays objects that depict
religious myths and scenes of everyday life from the ancient Near East. Each object in the museum has been ...
High on the hills of East Talpiot, this promenade, the "Tayelet" offers a fantastic view of the entire Jerusalem landscape
including the sparkling Old City and surrounding walls. This spacious park has many walking trails that traverse the area ...