Friday, September 19, 2008

The Streets Where I Lived

Soon after docking at Haifa Port, early September, 1970, my husband and I made it to our first home/job in Israel. It was in the newly opened Maon Betar, corner of Rechov Hayehudim (Jews Street) and Rechov Plugat Hakotel (Western Wall Guarders Street,) Old City, Jerusalem. The neighborhood was not called the Rova Yehudi, Jewish Quarter in those days.

The area was nothing, absolutely nothing, like what you see today, from the then mud roads to the decrepit buildings and to the people in the streets. The Arab squatters, who had taken over the Jewish homes, after the Jews had been banished, just destroyed and never repaired. Today, after forty years of construction, repairs, investment etc, it is a very different place.

This week, when I went to the Old City for the Tachlis event, I got there early enough for a quick look at my old haunts. I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.


Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem


Shabbat Shalom uMevorach!
Have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat!

4 comments:

rickismom said...

Nice Pics! Shabat Shalom!

Batya said...

Thanks and shavua tov!

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't by any chance have any pix from when you were living there, and a way to post them here, would you?

Batya said...

They'd need to be scanned.