Rabbi Aharon Bina is dean of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh, an Orthodox yeshiva located at the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Posts Tagged ‘Ben Yehuda’
A young woman blowing large soap bubbles in the middle of Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem.
Ben Yehuda Street, known as the “Midrachov,” or pedestrian mall, is a major thoroughfare in downtown Jerusalem, closed to vehicular traffic.
The street, named after the reviver of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, runs from the intersection of King George Street to Zion Square and Jaffa Road.
The community of Maale HaZeitim in Jerusalem was again targeted with Molotov cocktails in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Two homemade firebombs were hurled at the homes of residents in the community, just a 15 minute walk from the Kotel in Jerusalem’s Old City. Damage was reported to property. There were no injuries.
On April 16, the community was attacked in a barrage of between 7 -10 firebombs. Guards on the site shot in the air, after which the single attacker fled on foot. When police came to investigate, they spent a significant portion of their time interrogating the guards as to why they fired their weapons, according to reports by residents at the scene.
No injuries were reported in that attack, though residents reported that children witnessing the attack became hysterical. Damage to property resulted from fires lit by the bombs.
On February 24, two United States Congressman on tour in the area were targeted in a rock throwing attack a few feet away from the entrance to the neighborhood.
Maale HaZeitim is located on the Mount of Olives, next to the historic Mount of Olives cemetery, containing the graves of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, the Ohr HaChaim, Henrietta Szold, Eliezer Ben Yehuda and other notable Jewish figures.