Partners in Preservation

07/01/2022
Jaffa, history, historic city, town panning, historic preservation

Jaffa from British Mandate to Israeli Independence

Jaffa, from the British Mandate to Israeli independence went through some tumultuous times. The main demolition works in the Old City in the twentieth century began […]
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 […]
10/21/2021
Tel Aviv town planning, Tel Aviv history, Tel Aviv

Independence and a New Town Plan for Tel Aviv

Independence and a new town plan for Tel Aviv was the next step. Following the return of exiled Jewish residents to Tel Aviv at the end […]
10/17/2021
Tel Aviv, history, town planning, conservation

Shaping the face of Tel Aviv

Shaping the face of Tel Aviv. Ahuzat Bayit lays the way for more new neighborhoods that shape the face of Tel Aviv. Less than a year […]
10/08/2021
Tel Aviv, Town planning, Tel Aviv history,

Town planning regulations for Tel Aviv

Town planning regulations for Tel Aviv Town planning regulations for Tel Aviv, were formulated in 1909 by  Arthur Ruppin with the help of Oscar Marmorek (who […]
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 […]
09/12/2021

Ahuzat Bayit – becoming a modern Hebrew city 

  Ahuzat Bayit –  becoming a modern Hebrew city  Ahuzat Bayit – Choosing the location and purchasing the land Ahuzat Bayit becoming a modern Hebrew city […]
08/24/2021
Tel Aviv, history,town planning

Ahuzat Bayit — Tel Aviv

Ahuzat Bayit  – Tel Aviv  During the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century, the relocation of many Jewish […]
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 […]
07/18/2021
Tel Aviv, History, town planning

The riots that led to a new commercial district – Tel Aviv

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Jaffa riots, also known in Hebrew as “Me’ora’ot Tarpa” (literally, Events of the year 5681, according to the Hebrew […]
07/07/2021
jaffa history, town planning, preservation, conservation

Jaffa Continues to Expand

Between the years 1897-1907 Jaffa continues to expand with five new Jewish neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are Yefeh Nof, Sha’arei Achva, Mahane Yehuda, Mahane Yosef, Mahane Yisrael, […]
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 […]
04/26/2021
Jaffa, History, Neve Zedek

Jewish expansion and growth in Jaffa—1870-1915

Jewish expansion and growth in Jaffa—1870-1915 Toward the end of the 19th century, Jaffa prospered economically.  Over seven decades, the built area outside the walls grew […]
04/09/2021
Tel Aviv, History, Town Planning

Tel Aviv — a reflection of the liberal and progressive values of Odessa

Tel Aviv  and Odessa As the founders of Ahuzat Bayit envisioned the end result of the city they were founding, Odessa became a metaphor for their […]
03/24/2021
Tel Aviv, history, town planning

Tel Aviv – a city built in a void or the city that grew alongside Jaffa?

Tel Aviv – a city built in a void or the city that grew alongside Jaffa? Tel Aviv is often described as a city that ‘’grew […]
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 – […]
04/05/2020
Tel Aviv, Historic City, Historic preservation, Town planning

Tel Aviv: The Birth of a City – Acts 2 and 3

Tel Aviv: The Birth of a city Act 2 I present you with Tel Aviv: The birth of a city – acts 2 and 3. In […]
03/05/2020
Mikveh Yisrael

Mikveh Yisrael and the Birth of the Jewish State

Mikveh Yisrael- the Beginning Mikveh Yisrael, founded in March 1870, is thought to be the beginning of the agricultural settlements in the Land of Israel. It […]
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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