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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Hurvah Synagogue

Update: See on this.

From Mishpacha Magazine, 16 Tamuz 5766 - p.16:
Raising the Roof in the Old City

The height of the roof in the Churvah Synagogue, currently being rebuilt in Jerusalem's Old City, has turned into another chapter in the ongoing annals of the Israeli-Arab conflict, with Arab officials contending that Israel is violating a longstanding deal that no Jewish houses of worship should be taller than Arab mosques. Israeli officials insist they are merely restoring the Churvah to its former height of 150 feet.

The Churvah was first built around 1700, when Rabbi Yehudah haChassid and some 500 followers arrived in Jerusalem from Russia.

Arabs razed the synagogue in 1721, burning sifrei Torah in the process. It was rebuilt in the 1830s by talmidim of the Vilna Gaon, only to be destroyed again by the Jordanian Legion after the 1948 war. According to one story, traditionally handed down from the Gaon's talmidim, the Gaon had said that the Churvah would be built and destroyed twice and when rebuilt a third time, it would be a sign of the coming of Mashiach.


At Sun Jul 16, 01:11:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, listen to the GR"A. But know that he stressed that the Geula will come Kimah Kimah, slowly, step by step. We need Sanhedrin. We need to finish Kibush Ha'Aretz. We need Jews to make Aliyah.

At Sun Jul 16, 03:11:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GR"A said that the Geula will FIRST come Komah Kimah until the time comes when it comes QUICKLY. And actually these are not his words, but Haza"l, as written in kol hator.

At Wed Jul 19, 11:11:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At Fri Oct 17, 04:52:00 AM 2008, Blogger YMedad said...

I have a picture of the building from Sukkot 5769 here


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