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Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter (near the Western Wall, Old City, Jerusalem) – located just west of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock is this historic section, whose current highlight is the excavation of the Cardo (an ancient Roman market street). Nearby are remnants of Jerusalem’s wall from the days of the First Temple – which was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. Also close by are the Four Sephardic Synagogues (1 Mismarot Ha Kehuna Street) that were built during the Middle Ages (under Ottoman rule), and were forced to keep a low profile during that time. Invisible from street level, reaching it requires a descent down a staircase. These synagogues were restored after the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli jurisdiction.