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Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem

שישי של פעם.

The secret tank company in Jerusalem, 1967.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, on the occasion of Independence Day. And this time – the secret tank company in Jerusalem, 1967.   After the War of Independence, armistice agreements were signed between Jordan and Israel. As part of the agreement signed in 1949,

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The Rose Garden in Talbiya neighborhood, 1972.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – the Rose Garden in Talbiya neighborhood, 1972. The Garden of Roses is located in the Talbiya neighborhood in Jerusalem between Pinsker and Dubnov streets. The garden covers an area of 5.5 dunams, and for the

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The Menorah Garden (Bor Shiber) 1964.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – the Menorah Garden (Bor Shiber) 1964. Gan Menorah is located at the corner of King George, Barry, Shmuel Hanagid and Ben Yehuda streets. In the late 1920s, George Shiber, an Arab-Christian architect and contractor, purchased

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Sergei’s Yard in the Russian compound, 1916.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem- Sergei’s Yard in the Russian compound, 1916. Sergei’s Yard in the picture is a building and part of the Russian Lot complex in the center of Jerusalem. The building was inaugurated in 1890 and named after Prince Sergei. The

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A little more from Adloyada, 1959.

Another Once Upon a Time In Jerusalem – and this time: A little more from Adloyada, 1959. Jerusalem’s Purim was always a mystery – would it snow? Rain? Or would we be blessed with warm weather? The preparations began several weeks in advance, with the

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 The Liberty Bell Garden, 1980.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, The Liberty Bell Garden, 1980. In 1965, the Jerusalem Municipality decided to plan the eastern area of the city, which was desolate and isolated due to its proximity to the ceasefire line with the Jordanians. The planning was conducted

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The neighborhood grocer.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – the neighborhood grocer.   The neighborhood grocer was once the neighborhood’s tribal campfire. In the neighborhood centers, which were almost non-existent at the time, there was usually one grocery store where the whole neighborhood shopped,

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The Eden Hotel on Hillel Street, 1950.

More of once upon a time in Jerusalem – And this time – the Eden Hotel on Hillel Street, 1950. The Eden Hotel was established by Rosa and Abraham Lifshitz according to the plan of the architect Yohanan Ratner and opened to the public on

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שכונת נחלת שבעה 1963 , מבט מדרום , גן העצמאות של היום, סוף רח הלל.

עוד שישי של ירושלים של פעם, והפעם- שכונת נחלת שבעה 1963 , מבט מדרום , גן העצמאות של היום, סוף רח הלל . במרכז- לימים כיכר החתולות, סוף רחוב נחלת שבעה,לפניו ייבנה לנצח מוזיאון הסובלנות, מאחוריו בית המהנדס, מימין בית הקברות המוסלמי, ומשמאל בית יואל

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שכונת ממילא, שנת 1961.

עוד משישי של ירושלים של פעם, והפעם- שכונת ממילא, שנת 1961. שכונת ממילא שוכנת בעמק המקשר בין שער יפו של העיר העתיקה לבין העיר החדשה. השכונה הוקמה בסוף המאה ה 19 והייתה שכונה מעורבת של סוחרים יהודים וערבים שביקשו לצאת מהצפיפות והשטחים המוגבלים של העיר

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Tnuva Dairy on Yirmiyahu Street, Romema.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem-, Tnuva Dairy on Yirmiyahu Street, Romema.   Tnuva Dairy was established as early as 1926. The first dairy in the city belonged to Mashbir and was located on Ben Yehuda Street in the city center. The elders of Jerusalem

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Orion Cinema, 1950s

More of once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – Orion Cinema, 1950s. Orion Cinema was a mythical movie theater that operated in the city for almost 80 years, located on Shmai Street. The cinema was built in a semi-cylindrical shape with a

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92 years for Edison cinema.  

More of the once-upon-a-time Jerusalem, And this time – 92 years for Edison cinema. The Edison Cinema opened in 1932 and was the third cinema to open in Jerusalem. It was preceded by Zion Cinema and Eden Cinema. The building is located on Yeshayahu St.,

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Beit H’amaalot, 1942.  

Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem, And this time – Beit H’amaalot, 1942.   In the center of the picture is King George Street, with tree-lined avenues on both sides, To the left of the street, in the deserted field at the right side of

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Mamilla Pool, photograph from 1856.

More of Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – Mamilla Pool, a photograph from 1856. Mamilla Pool is located in today’s Independence Garden, between Ben Sira Street and Agron Street, in front of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the former Palace Hotel. The

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Maayan Shtub- 1941.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem – And this time – Maayan Shtub- 1941.   Maayan Shtub is an old store in Jerusalem that was founded in 1940. The store was located on the corner of Jaffa and King George streets, which later will also

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Beit Yalin in Motza, 1895.

Another ” Once upon a time in Jerusalem”, and this time – Beit Yalin in Motza, 1895. Beit Yalin is the first house built by Jews in the Valley out of Jerusalem, which later will be called Emek Motza. The house is located on the

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The Anglo-Palestine Bank building, Jaffa Street, 1940

Another “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem”,   And this time – the Anglo-Palestine Bank building, Jaffa Street, 1940.   The Anglo-Palestine Bank, called Bank Ape”k until 1931, was the central financial institution of the Jewish community in Eretz Israel, from the period of Ottoman

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The first bus in the Talpiot neighborhood, 1925.

Another “Once upon a time in Jerusalem”, and this time – The first bus in the Talpiot neighborhood, 1925. In 1911, Yitzhak Levi, the manager of the Anglo-Palestine Bank, which was the central financial institution of the Jewish community during the Ottoman rule, turned to

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The Central Prison of Jerusalem

Another “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem”, and this time – the Central Prison of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Prison operated during the British Mandate In the country. The building was erected in the mid-1860’s as part of the Russian Compound complex built to serve the

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The Jerusalem Airport

  Another “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem”, and this time – the Jerusalem Airport. After conquering the land, the British decided to build an airport in the Jerusalem area. Several options were considered, including a field in Allenby Camp in Talpiot. The residents of

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The events of 1929

Another “Once Upon A time in Jerusalem”, and this time – the events of 1929, known as the 1929 Palestine riots. The 1929 Palestine riots occurred between August 23 and 29, 1929, during the British Mandate in the region. At that time, the British High

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Sderot Herzl corner Sderot Shazar, 1963.

יOnce upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time, Sderot Herzl corner Sderot Shazar, 1963. On the top left are the Nation Buildings, and the road to its left is Sderot Shazar and the entrance to the city from Tel Aviv under today’s string bridge,

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The central station in Romema, the mid-1980s.

שישי של פעם התחנה המרכזית   Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – the central station in Romema, the mid-1980s. The central station in Romema was for years the only terminal for departure by public transport outside the city. A crowded and

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The German colony neighborhood in Jerusalem

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – the German colony. In the photo – farmers in the fields of Emek Refaim and behind them the houses of the German colony. The German colony was built by the Templars in 1873. The Templars

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Tisha B’Av, 2023.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, Tisha B’Av, 2023. In the photo, the Western Wall plaza, Tisha B’Av 1937. Tisha B’av is a day of fasting for the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple because of free hatred. Tisha B’av ends the three weeks that

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Tzahal Square, 1940.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – Tzahal Square, 1940.   Tzahal Square is located at Jaffa and Shlomo the King Streets near the Jaffa Gate and the New Gate.   The square developed as part of the process of leaving the

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Yom Kippur in Jerusalem

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, and this time Yom Kippur in Jerusalem.   The unique atmosphere of Yom Kippur was preceded by the build-up that started even before Rosh Hashanah with the beginning of forgiveness.   During the night shift, groups marched to the

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Carvel ice cream, near the old Mashbir.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time – Carvel ice cream, near the old Mashbir. The summer in Jerusalem was unbearably hot in the 1970s and 1980s. No one had air conditioning at home. The Jerusalemites had not yet heard of the invention

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Saidoff buildings in a photo from 1971.

Once upon a time in Jerusalem, And this time, Saidoff buildings in a photo from 1971.   The Saidoff buildings were built by Yitzhak Saidoff at the beginning of the last century in 1911, on today’s Jaffa Street, near and to the west of Machane

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