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Ades Synagogue *

The Ades Synagogue, (בית הכנסת עדס‎), also known as the Great Synagogue Ades of the Glorious Aleppo Community, located in Jerusalem's Nachlaot neighborhood, was established by Syrian immigrants in 1901. It is considered to be the center of Syrian Hazzanut in Israel.

A'des synagogue, Jerusalem - the Hebrew initials כ ת stand for כתר תורה "Crown of Torah" (based on Mishnah, Avot 4:13). Photo: DMY

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Tomb of Samuel – Nebi Samwil *

Nebi Samwil – النبي صموئيل‎ is the site of a Biblical town and a Crusader fortress. A succession of buildings were erected at the top of the hill, which changed ...

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Shephelah of Judah *

The Shephelah of Judah. The Shephelah of Judah plays an important role as a buffer zone on Jerusalem’s western flank. Many biblical incidents, including those in the life of Samson ...

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Benjamin Region and Jerusalem Approaches *

Jerusalem is a city located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea on the southern spur of a plateau in the Judaean Mountains, which include the Mount of Olives (East) and Mount Scopus (North East). ...

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Jerusalem: 4000 Years in 5 Minutes *

During its long history, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium ...

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Ark of the Covenant *

The Ark of the Covenant is a gold-covered wooden chest with lid cover described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. According to various texts within the Hebrew Bible, it ...

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Jerusalem 1896 **

Time Traveller – Jerusalem 1896 John L. Stoddard’s trip to Jerusalem back in the early to mid 1890’s. Music is Gladiator soundtrack. Amazing photographs of Jerusalem 1896 almost 125 years ...

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