This synagogue is one of the most famous in the Jewish Quarter. Some say that when Franz Joseph, the Kaiser of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was visiting Jerusalem, Rabbi Mogilever, who knew German, was kaizer`s translator. Rabbi Mogilever led the Kaiser to the synagogue under construction and began to talk about its beauty. Kaiser remarked that it is not appropriate to talk about the beauty of an unfinished building. Mogilever was not at a loss, saying: Oh, your majesty! But, the synagogue just had removed its dome in front of your majesty arriving.
The trip combines the famous and hidden places of Old Jerusalem. Traditionally, we start at the Jaffa Gate, but soon we will enter a quiet street of the Maronite Church. Further, we will visit the little-known Syrian church of St. Mark, built on Mark's house where the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples took place. Next, we will pass through the Jewish quarter with its famous Cardo Street, Madaba Map and two synagogues - Hurva and Tipheret. We will also visit the Institute of the Temple, which tells in great detail about objects in the Jerusalem Temple. Next, the synagogue at the Western Wall will show us the rare pillars of the ancient bridge that were the entrance portal to the Temple Mount. Further, we will walk through the Muslim quarter and talk about the city's water supply system and its open street fountains - sibyls. Finally, after visiting the fifth, sixth and seventh stops of the Via Dolorosa, we will complete our trip in the Ethiopian village on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.