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Seven Centuries of Building in Jerusalem

posted Jun 30, 2011, 11:27 PM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Jun 30, 2011, 11:33 PM ]
On Monday July 4th explore Rechavia. 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.
The Rebuilding of Jewish Jerusalem from 1267 to 1860 is the theme of the tour on Wednesday July 6th. When Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (the Ramban) arrived in Jerusalem in 1267 he found the city in ruins and just two Jews living there. By 1860 the Jewish population had grown to 8,000. All Jewish life was confined within the single square kilometre inside the walls of the Old City which was overcrowded and horribly unsanitary. In response to Christian missionary activities Jewish hospitals and schools had begun to be set up. The first Jewish housing project had been built. The gates of the city remained locked at night. Follow the story from the 13th to the 19th Centuries on this tour of Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Zion Gate. Please wear modest clothing for this tour.
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water. The tours last 2-3 hours and cost NIS 60 per person plus site entry fees (NIS 10 on Wednesday). Registration in advance is required. Please call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .
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