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Touring the Streets of Jerusalem - Together

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The many faces of Yehoshua bin-Nun

The German Colony is an interesting place to explore because of its variety – even on a single block.

Driving past the stores and cafes on Emek Rafaim, turn into Yonatan Street and you’ll suddenly find yourself on Yehoshua bin-Nin (aka Joshua, successor of Moshe) St. which runs parallel to Emek Refaim starting at Rachel Imeinu (dead-end on that side) to Elazar HaModai on the other.

We’ll discuss the history of the Elazar HaModai another time. In the meantime, just know that he was the uncle of Bar Kochva and helped prevent the fall of Beitar (until it finally did fall).

The pricing on homes and apartments on this street can range from $4000/meter to $8000/meter.

The construction style ranges from standard Israeli apartments, to century old Templar built homes hidden behind walls surrounding private gardens (and don’t forget the Templar graveyard on the other side of Emek Refaim).

The interiors of these homes is unique and airy, and definitely worth seeing first hand.

Of course, this street is also the home to the famous Netzach Yisrael Synagogue.

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Anonymous said...

What's so famous about the Netzach Yisrael synagogue?

StreetsOfJerusalem said...

It shares the same name as Yeshivat Netzach Yisrael, which is located on Ibn Ezra Street and was headed up by Rabbi Yisroel Zeev Gustman.

But perhaps another reader can tell us something about this shul?

StreetsOfJerusalem said...

It was established in 1952 for the Turkish-Jewish community.