Sir Moses Montefiore was essentially responsible for every single stone of modern west Jerusalem because it was his urging that caused the Jewish Jerusalemites to dare to step out of the protectiveness of the Old City Walls and to start to rebuild their capital.
The wellspring of west Jerusalem was the combined neighborhood of Yemin Moshe and Mishkenot Sha’ananim which are located a stone-throw away from the westerly Old City Walls which were established in 1891. Montefiore, using means he had gathered in business dealings in London, built up the entire neighborhood that flourished over the once-barren hills.
Yemin Moshe and it’s later outgrowth Mishkenot Sha’ananim remain aesthetically the same as they were at the turn of last century but the people populating the neighborhood changed significantly from poor former residents of the Old City to one of Jerusalem’s wealthiest groups with many foreign owners who keep residences as holidays homes. The empty residences in the off-season make the stroll through the neighborhood even more pleasant and peaceful.
Categories : Neighborhoods
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