web analytics
October 22, 2016 / 20 Tishri, 5777
News & Views
Sponsored Post
The Migdal Ohr Mishpachton MISHPACHTONIM – Israel’s Children are Your Children.

Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.

Rare Beauty in South Tel Aviv

Printer-Ready Page Layout
Rare Beauty in South Tel Aviv

Photo Credit: Moshe Shai/Flash90

Neve Tzedek (lit. Abode of Justice) in southwestern Tel Aviv was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walls of the ancient port city of Jaffa, in 1887, 22 years before the City of Tel Aviv.

In the early 1900s, many artists and writers made Neve Tzedek their home, most notably Nobel prize laureate Shai Agnon and pastoral artist Nachum Gutman. Rav Avraham Itzhak Kook was the first Rabbi of Neve Tzedek.

As Tel Aviv began to grow, Neve Tzedek degenerated into disrepair and urban decay. After 1948, it became a predominantly oriental-Jewish area, and by the 1960s, plans to demolish the neighborhood were blocked at the last minute, as many neighborhood buildings were placed on preservation lists.

by the 1980s and 90s, gentrification came to Neve Tzedek, and now look at it. Too sweet for words.

Come check it out?

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Imported and Older Comments:

  1. Yes, there's no nicer place than Jaffa. Had the privilege to stay there for two months this year and hoping to go back soon.

Current Top Story
Secretary Kerry meets with PA Chairman Abbas
Report: US, Egypt, Asking PA Not to Approach UN Security Council before US Elections

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/rare-beauty-in-south-tel-aviv/2013/12/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: