Ben Ezra synagogue Cairo

It is one of the largest and most important synagogues in Egypt. Ben Ezra Synagogue Cairo

Located in the area of ” El Fustat ” in the Coptic Cairo of Egypt.

Ben Ezra Synagogue History 

He was called ” Ben Ezra “, according to Ezra the scribe, one of the rabbis of the Jews.

The Synagogue originally  ” Orthodox Church ” and was sold to the Jewish community.

Throughout history, the temple has been used by the majority of Jewish communities in Egypt.

It used by Iraqi Jews, the ” Ashkenazi ” and the ” Sefardim “, and ended up as a synagogue for the rabbinical Jews after the Jewish community moved to Cairo in the ” Fatimid era ” and they spoke Arabic as their original language.

The Synagogue Contains a library and a collection of books about the history of the Jews in Egypt.

The Design 

The synagogue consists of two floors

The first used for worshipers of men and the second for women’s prayer.

And contain two rows of marble columns with beautiful crowns, and is divided into three sections, the largest is the middle, which is above the of lighting and ventilation.

At the center of it is the preaching platform, around which the seats of worshipers are located, and the temple on the eastern side, containing the Ark of the Covenant and the scrolls of the Torah.

Please look at the Video to see Synagogue 

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