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Monday April 11th - When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter

posted Apr 7, 2011, 10:03 PM by Jack Cadranel
On Monday April 11th 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 quite as simple as that.  In the mid-19th Century the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was a dirty, overcrowded and expensive place to live and the Jewish population was growing.  One solution was to spread further afield.  This 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 9.30 a.m. at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot.
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water.  The tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person.  Registration in advance is required.  Please call 054-647-8955 or email
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
Coming up next week is Pesach!  On the first day of Chol Hamoed, Wednesday April 20th at 9.30 a.m., take a walk along the Cease Fire Line from the UN to Yemin Moshe.