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19th and early 20th Century Jerusalem - January 10th and 12th

posted Jan 6, 2011, 1:35 PM by Jack Cadranel
In the 19th Century the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was a dirty, overcrowded and expensive place to live.  The growing Jewish community began to find new homes inside and outside of the Old City.  
On Monday January 10th take a look at how it was When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter.  Is the Old City of Jerusalem divided into four quarters each with its own population?  It sounds neat and tidy but it was never as simple as that.  Populations have moved from place to place and the boundaries of the “quarters” have always been fluid and porous.  The tour follows the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found in the Moslem Quarter between 1850 and 1936.  
Meet at 1.30 p.m. at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot.
On Wednesday January 12th discover Ethiopia Street.  To some this was a “treife gasse” but in the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was the intellectual heart of Jerusalem. Priests, libraries, schools, the Hagana, the Joint and Jerusalem's intelligentsia all found a place in this intriguing neighbourhood and many countries had their embassies here.  On this tour you will visit Jerusalem’s Ethiopian church, the home of Eliezer Ben Yehuda and much more.
Meet at the junction of HaRav Kook and HaNevi'im Streets at 9.30 a.m.
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water for these tours.  Each of them lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .