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Former synagogues of Jerusalem

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This article deals with some of the former synagogues of Jerusalem.

Beis Aharon Synagogue of Karlin-Stolin

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In around 1870 the first Karlin-Stolin Hasidim settled in Jerusalem and by 1874 had established their own synagogue in the Old City. It was named Beis Aharon (House of Aaron) after a work authored by Rabbi Aharon II Perlow of Karlin (1802-1872).

After it was destroyed during the 1948 Israel War of Independence, a new centre was established in Jerusalem’s Beis Yisrael neighbourhood.

Chesed El Synagogue

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 centre 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 centre of Bnei Akiva and didn’t revert to use as a synagogue.[1]

Yanina Synagogue

The Yanina Synagogue, was a synagogue established by the Jews of Yanina, Greece. It was located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The community also had a synagogue in the "new city" located in the Ohel Moshe neighborhood. Prayers were said according to the Romaniote rite.[1]

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