Haredi School Is Driving Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter Architect to Move Out

After living in Jerusalem’s Old City for 42 years, Moshe Safdie petitions municipality to remove illegal institution next door to his apartment.

In the 1970s, architect Moshe Safdie participated in planning the rebuilt Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City. He and his wife were also among the quarter’s first residents. Yet today, changes in the quarter’s character are making even the Safdies consider leaving. Over the last 20 years, it has changed from a heterogeneous, pluralistic neighborhood into a largely ultra-Orthodox one...