Yemin Moshe

Yemin Moshe (lit. Memorial to Moshe) is a neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel.


Yemin Moshe was established in 1891 by Moses Montefiore outside Jerusalem's Old City as a solution to the overcrowding and unsanitary conditions inside the walls, and eventually named for him. Few people were anxious to live there at the time, because the area was open to Arab marauders. The original houses were built with a wall around them and a gate that was locked at night. [ More information about Yemin Moshe]

Mishkenot Sha'ananim, as the first houses were known, consisted of two rows of buildings. The first was completed by 1860 and contained 28 apartments of one-and-a-half rooms. The compound also had a water cistern with an iron pump imported from England, a mikveh and a communal oven. [ More information about Yemin Moshe]

The second row of houses was built in 1866 when a cholera epidemic was at its height in the Old City. Some of the people who took up residence in the new neighborhood refused to stay there at night, but that year, the demand for apartments rose as illness spread. [ More information about Yemin Moshe]


A windmill was built in Yemin Moshe with the idea of weaning the residents from their reliance on the halukka, or charity. Moses Montefiore, the British Jewish philanthropist who founded the neighborhood, believed that a mill could provide them with a source of livelihood, but it never became operative. [ [ Jerusalem - Beyond the Old City Walls ] ]


Yemin Moshe is now an upscale neighborhood surrounded by gardens with a panoramic view of the Old City walls. The original complex of buildings has been turned into a cultural center and guesthouse for writers, intellectuals and musicians.

ee also

* Mishkenot Sha'ananim
* Mea Shearim


External links

* [ Photos of Yemin Moshe]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Yemin Moshe — neighborhood in Jerusalem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mazkeret Moshe — Mazkeret Moshe, 2008 Mazkeret Moshe (Hebrew: מזכרת משה) is a neighborhood of Jerusalem founded in 1882 and completed in 1885. Its construction enjoyed financial support from Moses Montefiore s foundation, established in 1874 when Mr. Montefiore,… …   Wikipedia

  • JERUSALEM — The entry is arranged according to the following outline: history name protohistory the bronze age david and first temple period second temple period the roman period byzantine jerusalem arab period crusader period mamluk period …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bus 99 (Jérusalem) — Bus 99 Le Bus 99 de Jérusalem est un bus touristique qui fait le tour des principaux sites touristiques de la ville de Jérusalem. Il part de la Gare centrale de Jérusalem  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Moses Montefiore — For other uses, see Montefiore (disambiguation). Sir Moses H. Montefiore Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Baronet, Kt (24 October 1784 28 July 1885) was one of the most famous British Jews of the 19th century. Montefiore was a financier, banker,… …   Wikipedia

  • Mishkenot Sha'ananim — guesthouse, restored historical building Mishkenot Sha’ananim (Hebrew: משכנות שאננים‎, lit. Peaceful Habitation) was the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on a hill directly across from Mount Zion. It …   Wikipedia

  • Jerusalem — al Quds redirects here. For other uses, see al Quds (disambiguation). For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). Jerusalem …   Wikipedia

  • Mamilla — Modern Mamilla; the walls surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem can be seen in the background. Mamilla (Hebrew: ממילא‎) was an early neighbourhood constructed outside Jerusalem s Old City west from the Jaffa Gate, and now refers to the $400… …   Wikipedia

  • City of David — City of David, Holyland Model of Jerusalem Tourist inside Hezekiah s tunnel 20 …   Wikipedia

  • CULTURAL LIFE — Introduction The movement for the return to Zion which emerged as a force at the end of the 19th century was based on a variety of motivations, including the political – the demand for an independent homeland where the Jews could forge their own… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.