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31 October 2014 - 7 Heshvan 5775 - ז' חשון ה' אלפים תשע"ה
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Yemin Moshe a history for inspiration E-mail

One need not look further than Yemin Moshe for artistic inspiration and an atmosphere of culture. Yemin Moshe was the first Jewish neighbourhood built outside the Old City walls. Formally established in 1891, the city was named for Sir Moses Montefiore, a British-Jewish philanthropist.

The neighbourhood was originally conceived by Moses Montefiore along with Judah Touro, an American Jewish merchant, in order to help relieve the congestion, crowding and poverty that ran rampant in the Jewish Quarter.

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