Jordanian sappers blew up the synagogue immediately after Jordanians captured the city in 1948. It was built in the middle of the nineteenth century and became the beauty of the Jewish quarter. Its name Tipheret - means beauty in Hebrew. The people used to call the synagogue after Nisan Bek, a respected and wealthy Jew who donated money to purchase land to construct a synagogue. It is noteworthy that the Russian Tsar Nicholai I envoys offered a lot of money for this plot. Still, they bought another property outside the old city, where the buildings of the Russian courtyard exist today.