Miriam Safira, Jerusalem Tour GuideUntil the mid-19th century, the Old City closed its gates in the evening and it was pray or pay to get through the night safely. Even though the Old City was overcrowded and unsanitary people were afraid to build and live in the “wilderness.” We will visit the three first Jewish neighborhoods built outside the Old City walls, find out what finally convinced Jews to leave the Old City, and what their daily life was like. We will also tour and learn the evolution of Yemin Moshe.

Meet at the Lion’s Fountain, at the junction of King David Stand Emek Refaim St.  The tour is 2.5-3 hours.