Jerusalem's Rehavia Celebrates a Century – and Fears for Its Future

The rich history and beauty of the Rehavia quarter is threatened by controversial development projects

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Naama Riba
Naama Riba
Naama Riba
Naama Riba

In 1923, when she was 28, the great cellist Thelma Yellin wrote a letter to her father, Herbert Bentwich, who hailed from an aristocratic British-Jewish family. She asked him to buy for her and her husband land on the hills of Janjirieh – that's how the land under Jerusalem's future Rehavia neighborhood was known to its owners at the time, the Greek Orthodox Church.

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