Here’s a selection from a new archive, pictures of Jewish Jerusalem from over 100 years ago.
By Amit Cotler
This time, we get to see Jerusalem from 100 years ago. Elkana Steinmetz, marketing director of The Society for the Restoration and Development of the Jewish Quarter opened up his archive and showed us some real treasures.
“We hadn’t done much with the pictures until today,” Steinmetz said in an interview with Ynet. “But now, because of the ‘old-new’ picture trend, we took these pictures out.”
Among the pictures in the archive, one can see images of children of the Frieman family on the balcony of the synagogue in the Jewish quarter with a spectacular view of Jerusalem in the background, pictures of Yitzhak Rabin in the city, pictures of the holy ark of the Hurva synagogue, and more.
According to Steinmetz, the pictures helps during the renovation of old buildings in the city by enabling the architects learn about the building and see how it was designed when it was first built.
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