Partners in Preservation

12/05/2021
Tel Aviv, Architecture, History, Preservation

Eclecticism in Tel Aviv Architecture

The 1920s: Eclecticism in Tel Aviv Architecture In 1921, the author, poet and journalist Aharon Ze’ev Ben Yishai wrote that Tel Aviv was intended to “house […]
11/28/2021
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv architecture, town plannin, historic preservation

Passage Pensak: Tel Aviv’s first elevator and rooftop restaurant

Passage Pensak (Pensak’s Passage): Tel Aviv’s first elevator and rooftop restaurant Passage Pensak (Pensak’s Passage) was built in 1924 at  16 Herzl Street; it was the […]
11/06/2021
Tel Aviv Architecture, Tel Aviv history, Tel Aviv

Yehuda Magidovich – Tel Aviv’s Ultimate Architect

  Yehuda Magidovich, Tel Aviv’s ultimate architect,  served as Tel Aviv’s Chief Engineer between 1920-23. He was born in the city of Uman, in Russia in […]
09/16/2021

Theodor Herzl’s Utopian Vision and Tel Aviv

Theodor Herzl’s utopian vision and the birth of Tel Aviv Theodor Herzl’s utopian vision had a deep affect on the planning of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv […]
07/18/2021
jerusalem, preservation, historic districts, town planning

The Historic Neighborhood: Nahalat Shiv’a – Jerusalem

Slated for demolition by city planners, this architectural gem was saved by the public. Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is a wonderful opportunity to revisit the unique […]
06/17/2021
Jaffa, History, Neve Zedek

Jewish Neighborhoods Outside of Jaffa

Neve Tzedek and Neve Shalom: The First Two Jewish Neighborhoods Outside of Jaffa Neve Tzedek Shimon and Eliezer Rokach, who were merchants and public activists, founded […]
06/11/2021
Jaffa, History, Town planning, Architecture of Jaffa

Expansion of Jaffa in the 19th Century

  Expansion of Jaffa in the  19th Century  began with the construction of new neighborhoods outside the the old city. Jewish, Christian and Arab residents sought to […]
09/28/2020
Sussita, archaeology in Israel, conservation, history of Israel

Sussita its History, Discovery and Conservation

What is Sussita? During two weeks in July 2013 I participated in an archaeological dig on Sussita mountain.  The town that was once called Hippos – […]
03/26/2020
American Colony in Jaffa, preservation of historical buildings

The American Colony of Jaffa

The American Settlers in Jaffa There is a small quiet neighborhood in Tel Aviv called the American Colony of Jaffa. It is undergoing historic preservation in […]
06/04/2019
Bauhaus, International Style Architecture, Tel Aviv

Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus

When we think of Bauhaus we think of modern architecture and we think of Tel Aviv, the Bauhaus capital of the world. But Bauhaus is not […]
05/07/2019
Pansek's Passage, Tel Aviv, Historical building

Pansek’s Passage – The First Commercial Building in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv has many architectural gems.  You don't often see them under the layers of dirt and grime, but they are there.  One such gem is a building called "Pansek's Passage" and it is the first commercial building in Tel Aviv.
05/02/2019
The New Commercial Center Tel Aviv

The New Commercial Center of Tel Aviv

Do you know where the New Commercial Center of Tel Aviv is? I am not talking about a new mall or covered street.  I am talking about […]
04/11/2019
Knesset

Israeli Historic Preservation as an Answer to Anti Semitism

We are witnessing an extreme rise in the most base form of antisemitism in Europe and the United States. A parade in Belgium boasts puppets dressed […]
03/28/2019
Purim, Historical Buildings Nachalat Binyamin

Purim and Nachalat Binyamin

Years ago, in Tel Aviv, there was a tradition of Purim parades which would take place on Nachalat Benyamin and Allenby Streets.
08/14/2018

Haifa

It never ceases to amaze me how a city like Haifa, which is built on the sea and has so many "gems" to offer its citizens never really took off.
08/14/2018
Tel Aviv, History, Town Planning

Tel Aviv: The Birth of a City

Did you ever wonder how a city came to be? Why was it built in a certain place and in a certain way? Why did it develop? Why didn't it develop? Like many things we take our cities for granted. However, should we?
08/14/2018

Historical Sites – What can we do with them?

There are many historical sites in Israel. The big question is what is to be done with them? When I say historical sites I do not mean archaeological sites but rather more modern ones.
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