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February 8th and 10th - the New City Develops

posted Feb 3, 2010, 8:27 AM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Feb 3, 2010, 8:35 AM ]
Next week's tours look at developments in the new city of Jerusalem in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
On Monday February 8th we shall tour Nachlaot - from Even Israel to Zichron Tuvia.  By the last quarter of the 19th Century the Jews of Jerusalem sensed that their future lay outside the walls of the Old City. Neighbourhoods began to spring up along the Jaffa Road and elsewhere. Come and explore some of the picturesque 19th Century neighbourhoods of Nachlaot and hear the stories of the pioneers who built them and the people who lived there.
We shall meet at the corner of King George and Agrippas Streets at 1.30pm.
On Wednesday February 10th we shall explore 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.
We shall meet at the junction of HaRav Kook and HaNevi'im Streets at 9.30am.
Each of these tours lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .

The following week I shall be taking a short break.  The next tour will be on Monday February 22nd.