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.