One of the historical synagogues is located in Tskhinvali, specifically in the Jewish Quarter of Old Tskhinvali. It was badly damaged during the 1992 Georgian-Ossetian conflict and the war in August of 2008. By the beginning of the second half of the XIX century, seven synagogues and religious schools functioned in the Jewish quarter of the city. By the end of the nineteenth century there were six synagogues in Tskhinvali. During the Soviet era, as well as during the recent armed conflicts, the number of Jews in the city decreased significantly.