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Rehavia and Nahlaot - Europe and the Mystic East

posted May 11, 2012, 2:05 AM by Jack Cadranel
Both of our Jerusalem walking tours this week explore neighbourhoods that were built in the New City as immigrants arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The neighbourhoods reflect the characters of their early settlers - some from Europe and some from the "mystic east". 
 
On Monday May 14th explore Rehavia.  Built in the 1920s as a "garden suburb" the upscale neighbourhood was home to many of Israel's early leaders.  We'll take in the neighbourhood's architecture and history, hear the stories of some of it's more famous residents and find out why Yekkes were living in Spanish Streets.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the corner of King George and Keren Kayemet Le'Israel Streets.  
 
Nahlaot - The Far Side: Yemenites, Persians, Kurds and Aleppans is the theme of our tour on Wednesday May 16th.  From Kurdistan and Persia, the Yemen and Syria poor families set out on the long and difficult journey to Jerusalem, often losing what little they had along the way.  At first they lived in makeshift huts and little by little established themselves and their communities.  This tour tells their stories and visits their early neighbourhoods. 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. outside Ima's Restaurant at the corner of Agrippas Street and Ben Zvi Boulevard.  
 
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that walking tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered.  Registration in advance is required.  Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .  Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water.  Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70.
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