The roots of Jewish heritage date back to later stages of ancient Egyptian history, and they have been interwoven with the cultural fabric of Cairo and Alexandria. By the first half of the 20th century, the population of Egyptian Jews reached 80,000 people, and their unique heritage flourished within Egypt’s cultural landscape in the golden age of Judaism. Some greatly preserved historic synagogues are still standing in Egypt.
The recently restored Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, which houses many ancient relics.
The stunning Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo
Which is believed to be the oldest synagogue in Egypt, established in the second half of the ninth century.
Where Prophet Moses received the Ten Commandments.