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Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, Jerusalem

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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.