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January 18th and 20th - the Jewish Community in the 19th Century

posted Jan 14, 2010, 9:22 PM by Jack Cadranel
In the second half of the 19th Century the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem was an overcrowded and unhealthy place to live.  This week's tours look at how the Jewish community responded to those problems.
On Monday January 18th we shall tour Nachlaot from Even Israel to Zichron TuviaBy 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 9.30am.
On Wednesday January 20th we shall be in the Old City recalling the time When Jews Lived in the Muslim QuarterIs the Old City of Jerusalem really 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. This tour follows the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found in the Moslem Quarter between 1850 and 1936.
We'll meet at 9.30am at the bus stop by the parking lot in the Jewish Quarter (Bus 38).
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 we'll be "Breaking Out of the Walls of the Old City"on Monday January 25th and taking a Walk on the Old City Walls on Wednesday January 27th.