Nahalat Yaakov claims to be the first purpose-built Jerusalem synagogue outside the city walls since the destruction of the Second Temple.
Relics and Religion
Tradition claims that the synagogue complex is on the site of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai's original academy in Jerusalem.
Built in the early 19th century by a pillar of the Bukharan Jewish community, Moussaieff Synagogue even originally boasted a housing complex.
At Shira Hadasha, services that require a minyan only start when 10 men and 10 women are present.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and further afield are expected to visit over the course of Ramadan, which ends around July 17.
The Battle of Hattin which took place in 1187, between the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and the forces of the Kurdish Ayyubid sultan Salah ad-Din. Photos by: Ilan Assayag
Palestinians decorate their shops and the streets of Jerusalem's Old City in preparations for Ramadan, which begins Thursday.
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Don't blink or you might miss it: Its modest exterior is a remnant of Yemenite rules that forbade a synagogue to raise its head above the smallest mosque in the area.
A traditional Armenian wedding at a chapel in the Old City of Jerusalem. Armenians will commemorate on April 24, the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Photos by Gali Tibbon, AFP.