Arzei HaBira

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Arzei Habira's central playground.

Arzei Habira (Hebrew: ארזי הבירה ‎) is a Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. It is bordered by Ma'alot Dafna to the north, Shmuel HaNavi to the west, Beit Yisrael to the south, and Road 1 and Sheikh Jarrah to the east.

Etymology[edit]

Arzei Habira literally means "Cedars of the Capital". It could also mean "Nation's Capital", referring to Jerusalem.[1]

History[edit]

Arzei Habira was established after the 1967 Six-Day War in an area which had previously been classified as no-man's land bordering Ramat Eshkol.[2] It was originally considered a sub-neighborhood of Ma'alot Dafna, which was developed around the same time, although it developed its own character and is now known as a separate neighborhood. It is a densely developed area of high quality apartment housing situated around a large, central grass park. It is home to more than 200 families.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenberg, Ronald L. (2006). The Streets of Jerusalem: Who, what, why. Devora Publishing Company. p. 29. ISBN 1-932687-54-8. 
  2. ^ "Jerusalem neighborhoods: Arzei HaBira". Eiferman Realty. 
  3. ^ Samsonowitz, M. (26 December 2001). "Retirement in Israel: Is it for you?". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Groffman, Simcha (2009). "Eulogy of HaRav HaGaon Rav Mordechai Shakovitsky zt"l". ohr.edu. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Levinger, I. M.; Neuman, Kalman (2007). Israguide 2007/08. Israel Guide, Ltd. p. 273. ISBN 978-1-59826-154-7. 
  6. ^ "Maran Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Chaim Yaakov Goldvicht, zt"l". Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Israguide 2006. Heimishkeit Eru'im Vanofesh Ltd. p. 192. ISBN 1-58330-294-8. 
  8. ^ Teller, Hanoch (1999). In an Unrelated Story: A compelling collection of newsworthy tales. Feldheim Publishers. p. 4. ISBN 1-881939-14-6. 

Coordinates: 31°47′35.09″N 35°13′25.44″E / 31.7930806°N 35.2237333°E / 31.7930806; 35.2237333