Tuesday, March 27, 2018


The Hurva Synagogue

   by Reb Gutman Locks

The Hurva Synagogue


     In the Rova Yehudi (Jewish Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem): Built by Jews in the early 1700's. Destroyed by Muslims a few years later (1721). Lay in ruins for 140 years, thus the name the Hurva (ruins). In 1864 Jewish followers of the Villan Goan rebuilt it and it became the main Ashkenazi synagogue of Jerusalem. In 1948 when Jews were driven from the Old City, the arabs destroyed it again. We retook Jerusalem in 1967 and rebuilt the Synagogue a few years ago. They will not have the opportunity to destroy it again.  


  1. You say that it won't be destroyed again, BUT:

    In the Biblical Book of Joshua, chapter 23,
    verses 12 to 13, G_d reveals that:

    If Jews intermarry with non-Jews, then
    He will NOT help the Jews conquer
    the Land of Israel. And even worse, the
    sin of intermarriage will cause the Jews
    to be driven out from the Land of Israel.

    The Biblical Book of Jeremiah,
    end of chapter 17, teaches:

    If the Jewish people observe Shabbat
    [the Jewish Sabbath] then Jerusalem will
    be ruled by Jews forever (verses 24 to 25).

    But if Jews DO NOT observe Shabbat,
    then the Land of Israel [literally, Jerusalem]
    will burn with fire (verse 27, last verse of chapter).

    If Isaiah Were Alive Today:


    If Ezekiel Were Alive Today:


    If Daniel Were Alive Today:


    How Torah Can Defeat Terrorism:



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