Learn about Jewish life in this part of Jerusalem during the "Old Yishuv" (the period before 1948). The courtyard contains two synagogues, the "Or HaHayim" yeshiva of Rabbi Hayim ben Attar, who immigrated to Jerusalem in 1742 from Morocco, and the "Ari" Synagogue, located at the traditional birthplace in 1534 of kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria. Various displays show typical family dwellings of the nineteenth century, along with tools used in various trades, such as the sandalmaker, the doctor and midwife, the dress of the period. Learn how the residents were provided with necessities like water, heat, and lighting. The synagogues are open for study and prayer.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
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