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Chesed El Synagogue

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Chesed El Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location Chabbad St., Old City, Jerusalem
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menachem_Zion_Synagogue
Geographical Coordinates 31.77489,35.23076


Summary

The Chesed El Synagogue was a synagogue located on Chabad Street in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was established by immigrants from Iraq in 1853 and served as a center for Jews of Iraqi descent living in Jerusalem. It also served as a yeshiva for kabbalists and had a famous library of Kabbalistic works. The synagogue was active until the fall of the Jewish Quarter during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War when it was taken over by an Arab family. After the Six Day War the building became the center of Bnei Akiva and didn’t revert to use as a synagogue.


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