Dating back to the late 13th century, the history of this site is inspiring. The famous Rabbi Moses Ben Nahman (Ramban) established the synagogue's ancestral community on Mount Zion. In 1400 the community moved to the Old City and prayed here until Moslems attacked the Jews in 1474. Their existence was sporadic until after the war in 1967 where the Israelis gained control of the Old City. Now the synagogue is beautifully restored with the original columns still standing. Recalling the site's long history, the singing during Sabbath evening and morning services echoes off the vaulted ceiling.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious