Come for a day trip in the Jewish Quarter and you can enter 3 sites from: The Burnt House, the Herodian Quarter, the Hurva Synagogue and the Plugat HaKotel House
Few are the buildings that become such distinct symbols in the landscape of a city, all the more so in a city with many symbols like Jerusalem.
The Beit Yaakov or Horba synagogue has gained this unique and distinct status over the years. The surroundings of the synagogue also became one of the most prominent sites of the Jewish community in Jerusalem, especially after its completion in 1864.
Around the synagogue were some of the most important institutions of the Ashkenazi community in Jerusalem: Yeshivat Etz Chaim, the Beit Din, charitable and charitable institutions and betei midrash – institutions that were the characteristics of Jewish life in Jerusalem from the nineteenth century until the new age.
Beneath the houses of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, hidden for years are the remains of wealthy people who lived in the Herodian Quarter (also known as the Herodian Suburb) in this district, we can experience the daily life of the people of Jerusalem in its last days. See side by side both the splendor and the ashes. The neighborhood is built on the western hill (modern-day Mount Zion) from which one could overlook the temple that was built on the eastern hill (Mount Moriah). The place is considered one of the largest underground archeological sites in the world. A complex of six houses that have been preserved at different levels on an area of about three dunams.
In 1967, the State of Israel began a huge archeological excavation in the Jewish Quarter that had never been excavated before. The diggers had no idea what the level of finds would be. In retrospect it can be said that the findings they found are some of the most important and exciting findings ever found. Remains of Jerusalem over 3000 years have been uncovered throughout the area.
During the Second Temple period, Jerusalem was built on two nearby hills. Mount Zion and Mount Moriah. On Mount Zion, or in the other nickname of the mountain – the western hill, the aristocratic houses of the city of Jerusalem were built. Among them were rich and some were priestly families.
The Burnt House is a nickname for one of the homes of a wealthy Jerusalemite from the Second Temple period. The Burnt House is one of the most fascinating and moving testimonies of the events that preceded the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.
“Whoever rules the Old City will rule the whole country” (diary of the Western Wall Company, Uri Zvi Greenberg). What happens when a group of young Zionist activists from the Betar movement decide to establish a defense system for the residents of the Jewish Quarter and the Old City from the Muslims and the British? Who is the brave and powerful company that agreed to risk the lives of its members A Zionist story about settlement in Jerusalem and the importance of the city.There are two audio-visual exhibits that tell the extraordinary heroic story of the struggle against the British Mandate with the aim of preserving the tradition and connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and the Western Wall.