1. An animal kingdom in Jerusalem

    An animal kingdom in Jerusalem

    When one thinks of Jerusalem, all sorts of Biblical characters might spring to mind. Most tours will take in the sites where famous historical figures made their fame and fortune. However, there can be times when a change of pace is called for. So it’s a refreshing change to gaze...

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  2. Jerusalem Neighborhoods Pt. 4 – Bukharim Quarter

    Jerusalem Neighborhoods Pt. 4 – Bukharim Quarter

    The Bukharim quarter (Hebrew: שכונת הבוכרים‎) (Skhunat HaBukharim) is a neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem, Israel. Many of the residents today are Haredi Jews. The quarter borders Tel Arza on the west, the Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood on the north, Arzei HaBira on the east and Geula on the south. The first immigrants from Bukhara (today Uzbekistan) settled in Jerusalem in the 1870s and 1880s. They...

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  3. Jerusalem Neighborhoods Pt. 3 – Beit Yisrael

    Beit Yisrael (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎, lit. House of Israel) is a predominantly Haredi neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel. It is located just north of Mea Shearim. The name Beit Yisrael is taken from the verse in Ezekiel 36:10, in which Ezekiel prophesies to the hills and mountains of Israel, “I shall make numerous on you the people, the entire House of Israel; the cities...

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  4. Jerusalem Neighborhoods Pt. 2 Beit Ya'akov

    Beit Ya’akov (Hebrew: בית יעקב) is a small neighborhood in Jerusalem, founded in 1877, the ninth Jewish neighborhood outside the walls of the Old City. The neighborhood borders Jaffa Road and Avishar Road. The Mahane Yehuda Market is located there today. Beit Ya’akov was the last neighborhood in Jerusalem founded before the First Aliyah. This transition between the Old...

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  5. Jerusalem Neighborhoods Pt. 2 Beit Ya’akov

    Beit Ya’akov (Hebrew: בית יעקב) is a small neighborhood in Jerusalem, founded in 1877, the ninth Jewish neighborhood outside the walls of the Old City. The neighborhood borders Jaffa Road and Avishar Road. The Mahane Yehuda Market is located there today. Beit Ya’akov was the last neighborhood in Jerusalem founded before the First Aliyah. This transition between the Old...

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  6. Jerusalem Neighborhoods Pt.1

    ARNONA Arnona is fast becoming an elite upmarket district of East Jerusalem. It is situated close to the historic old Jerusalem Rail Station, and within walking distance of Emek Refaim. Hass Promenade, with its striking panaromic views overlooking the Old City, is also part of this neighborhood. Property prices has...

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  7. Central District

    The Central District (Hebrew: מחוז המרכז‎, Meḥoz haMerkaz; Arabic: منطقة الوسط‎) of Israel is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. The district capital is Ramla. It is further divided into 4 sub-districts: Petah Tikva, Ramla, Sharon and Rehovot. The district’s largest city is Rishon LeZion. Its population as of 2008 was 1,730,500. According to the Israeli Central Bureau...

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