Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo

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The oldest remaining synagogue in Cairo, Ben Ezra Synagogue stands as the place where thousands of original medieval scrolls in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Judeo-Arabic language were discovered. According to legend, the synagogue sits on the site where Pharaoh's daughter found the ark with baby Moses. Other sources say the synagogue was originally a Coptic church which was sold to the Jews in 882 because of the high taxes Christians had to pay at the time to the Muslim rulers. The geniza (store room with manuscripts) was discovered in the 1890s during the reconstruction of the original building. Plan my trip to Cairo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • This synagogue was original has a church but was sold to the Jewish community in the 9th century. It is interesting to see the element of an early church converted into a Synagogue.  more »
  • Simple on the outside as inside, it is no longer a place of worship, but this guarded by the less than 100 Jews who live throughout Egypt, it is believed to be built on the spot where Baby Moises was found, was originally built by the Prophet Jeremiah and destroyed by the Romans, had many destructions and reconstructions until reaching the current one, located in the middle of the Copts neighborhood, is a sacred site for the Jews who say that they protected it until the end of the days, it is very lugululuse inside, it hurts that do not allow to take photos ...
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  • the oldest synagogue in Egypt.. where Joseph Maryam Jesus lived there..
  • Perhaps the only synagogue left in Egypt. Carefully conserved. But the documentation or interpretation is practically zero except the imagination of guides.
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