Beyond Masada From the Desk (And the Rest of the House) of S.Y. Agnon

In the heart of a posh residential neighborhood of Jerusalem sits the well-preserved final home of one of the greatest writers in modern Hebrew history, Shmuel Yosef Agnon.

Not many first-time visitors to Jerusalem follow the Number 7 bus route south to the posh and highly-desirable Arnona district, although the trip can be easily combined with a visit to the free archeological site at nearby Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, where remains from biblical periods have been found.