Jerusalem of old: lots of women living a simpler life
Pre-state Jerusalem did not have much gold, but it did have copper samovars and the 'Light of Life,' as the Old Yishuv Museum attests.
The Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, which was tastefully rebuilt after 1967, evokes little of the very distinctive atmosphere and culture the neighborhood possessed in the pre-1948 era. Accommodating 2,500 permanent residents, nearly all strictly Orthodox Jews, the quarter is filled with renovated homes and greatly enhanced Ottoman-period buildings around shared courtyards...
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