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Established in 1894, Yemin Moshe was an extension of Mishkenot Shananim, the first Jewish neighborhood outside Jerusalem’s Old City. Moshe Montefiore fund sponsored the building project, characterized by single-story stone-built homes with red brick rooftops. It had two synagogues and a communal oven, and in cooperation with Mishkenot Shananim, it operated a windmill, a printing press, and a textile factory. In the 1920s, some 900 people lived in Yemin Moshe. As a result of the 1948 Israeli-Arab war, the residents of Yemin Moshe abandoned the site as it was too close to the border. However, after the city’s reunification in 1967, Yemin Moshe was intensively restored and repopulated.

Touring in Yemin Moshe

Today, Yemin Moshe is an upscale quaint neighborhood known for its successful restoration, preserving its original early 20th century charme. It is also popular for its central location and panoramic views of the old city walls. Tourists can stroll along its stone-cobbled streets and appreciate its unique beauty and vistas. It is also a short walk to Jaffa Gate and the Old City.

A tour of Yemin Moshe can be combined with a day tour of Jerusalem.

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