Definitions for "Abraham Avinu Synagogue"
Abraham Avinu Synagogue in Hebron was built by Rabbi/Hakham Malkiel Ashkenazi in the Jewish Quarter of Hebron in 1540. This domed structure represented the physical center of the Jewish Quarter of Hebron, and became the spiritual center of the Jewish Community there and a major center for the study of Kabalah. It was restored in 1738 and enlarged in 1864.