This Day in Jewish History / Hurva Synagogue Reduced to Rubble

In a tragic act of the War of Independence, this house of worship in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter was blown up by the Jordanians in 1948.

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On May 27, 1948, the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter was reduced to rubble by troops from the Arab Legion of Jordan, shortly after they conquered the Old City during Israel’s War of Independence....