My Israel Home RSS Feed My Israel Home's Blog's rss feed. en-en images/rss.gif Meet You at the Garden! A few months ago, my friend and I agreed to meet at the garden where 29th meets 35th. Sounds like we were meeting in Manhattan to catch a sporting event at Madison Square Garden. Better than that, we were getting together in the center of Jerusalem. In the beautiful neighborhood of Old Katamon, Kaf Tet Bamp;rsquo;November (The 29th of November) is a charming street named in honor of the date when the United Nations General Assembly approved the partition plan and the creation of the Jewis... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0300 All Roads Lead To . . . One of the most famous amp;ndash; and longest amp;ndash; streets of Jerusalem is Rechov Yaffo, or Jaffa Street. It runs from the entrance of the city all the way to the Old City walls. Why is this main thoroughfare in Jerusalem named after a city located adjacent to Tel Aviv? From Biblical days (see Jonah 1:3) until the late 1800s, Jaffa served as the port city of Jerusalem. Visitors would disembark in Jaffaamp;rsquo;s port and then continue their pilgrimage on land to Jerusalem. Inte... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:28:00 +0200 With All Due Diligence Respect We recently were involved in a very small deal in Jerusalem, and I mean tiny. We sold a 15 square meter (sqm), or approximately 160 square foot, studio in Rechavia for 500,000 NIS, or $130,000. Everything about the unit appeared to be kosher, despite its diminutive size: the building drawings were recorded in the municipality and the unit was registered in TABU (land registry). Accordingly, and against our advice, the purchaser did not apply for a mortgage prior to signing the contract, a... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:02:00 +0200 Jerusalem Real Estate: Intrigue and Irony Talbieh is a charming centrally-located, upscale Jerusalem neighborhood. It was originally comprised of large private houses owned by wealthy Christian Arab families, most of whom lived in neighboring countries and spent their vacations in Jerusalem. After the establishment of the State of Israel, many of these architecturally distinctive homes got chopped up into small apartments and were populated by displaced families and immigrant families. By the 1960s, these formerly majestic buildi... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:40:00 +0200 Jerusalem’s Streets: Neighborhood Themes Throughout the world, many neighborhoods have groups of streets with names related to a specific theme. For example, growing up in Long Beach, New York, I lived on Walnut Street and my friends lived on Olive, Pine, Maple and Beech. Likewise, before making aliyah, we lived in Bergenfield NJ on Westminster Avenue, and the neighboring streets were Rector, Tudor, Highgate, Thames and Hampton. amp;nbsp;Israelis hilariously pronounce this street Rechov Linc-o-lin. (Photo: Sim... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:13:00 +0200