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Titles: Jerusalem: A Neighborhood Street Guide & The Streets of Jerusalem: Who, What, Why

Title: Jerusalem: A Neighborhood Street Guide
Author: Chanoch Shudofsky
Publisher: Devora Publishing


A fact-filled guide to the highways and byways of Jerusalem (and there are lots of byways here), Jerusalem: A Neighborhood Street Guide informs readers of the history behind eponymous streets. The people for whom Israeli roads are named are fascinating parts of Jewish history.


 
 Colorful photos throughout the text, maps in the back of the book, and blank pages to be filled with the reader’s notes round out this helpful paperback. If you’ve ever wondered if you’re on the same road you’ve headed towards, or why a specific road has its curiosity-arousing name, this book will probably answer your questions quickly and capably.


 
 A good resource for hikers and history lovers, Jerusalem: A Neighborhood Street Guide belongs in the hands of new olim and the libraries of educational institutions.


 
Title: The Streets of Jerusalem: Who, What, Why
Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg
Publisher: Devora Publishing
 


 
Ronald L. Eisenberg’s guide to the history of street names throughout the Holy City is an alphabetically arranged guide to Jewish history. Succinct entries provide data in a non-conversational manner, informing readers right away of the Biblical, Talmudic, medieval or modern-day figure for whom a given street is named.


A city map of Jerusalem appears inside the front cover. It enables readers to match street names with locations and landmarks so that they can orient their discoveries and recollections into one cohesive “I am here (or there)” picture.


 This 407-page hardcover can amuse trivia experts and make curiosity-seekers well informed. Easy-on-the-eyes text plus black and white photos of persons, places and things round out the educational endeavor.


  Readers will find it fun to experience the “Ah-ha” effect of making a connection, as they wend their way through the book, and looking up recognize and appreciate the alleys, byways and highways on their way to destinations.


Thanks to The Streets of Jerusalem: Who, What, Why even the average layman will be able to perform as a bit of a tour guide with this fact-filled reference work.

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