Rehavia

Rehavia was established on a large plot of land purchased in 1921 from the Greek Orthodox Church by the Palestine Land Development Company (PLDC) and the first house was completed in 1924. It was given the biblical name Rehavia. The area was known at the time by the Arab name of Ginzaria, a native Jerusalem plant, elsewhere spelled as Janjirieh. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) bought the land and commissioned the German-Jewish architect Richard Kauffmann to design a garden neighborhood. Kauffmann, who spelled the name of his project as Janziriah, created a typical Garden City neighbourhood, with gardens surrounding the houses and an orderly, but not too strict grid of streets and footpaths set in relation to the main boulevard cutting through the area, thus avoiding an excessive sense of symmetry. For legalistic reasons the land had to be transferred back to the PLDC in exchange for lands in the Jezreel Valley, but the JNF retained some real-estate in the neighborhood. The Gymnasia Rehavia high school, Yeshurun Synagogue, and the Jewish Agency building were built on this land, overlooking the Old City. Rehavia's general outline was modelled after the garden cities of Europe, while the architecture of the buildings shows an emphasis on the International Style popular at the time. The first phase, called Rehavia Aleph, was bordered by King George Street to the east, Ramban Street to the south, Ussishkin Street to the west, and Keren Kayemet Street to the north. To preserve the quiet character, the neighborhood association allowed commercial businesses only on the two main roads at the neighborhood's edges. The roads open to traffic were deliberately built narrow, to keep them less busy and thus quieter. The main, tree-lined boulevard which bisected the neighborhood was open to pedestrian traffic only. Later expansion was primarily to the south, in the direction of Gaza Street. The Prime Minister's Official Residence is the "Aghion House", at No. 3 Balfour Street near the corner with Smolenskin Street. Landmark buildings in Rehavia include the headquarters of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the windmill on Ramban Street, and the Ratisbonne Monastery. Most of Rehavia's streets are named after Jewish scholars and poets from the Golden Age of Jewish culture in Spain. Among them are Abravanel, Ben Maimon, Ibn Ezra, Rabbi Moses ben Nachman (Ramban), and Radak. A glaring omission is the name of Yehuda Halevy, celebrated physician, poet, and philosopher. Zionist leader Menachem Ussishkin, who lived on Rechov Yehuda Halevy, changed the name of the street to Rechov Ussishkin in honor of his 70th birthday in 1933, and installed new ceramic signs crafted by local Armenian craftspeople.

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3 bedrooms 2 full baths Renovated & fully furnished. Large living room/dining room area. Central A/C + heat. 3rd floor with Shabbat Elevator

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Rental in Excellent Location in Rechavia

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Kikar Magnes Street Large 3 Bedrooms 130 sqm 2.5 Baths Central A/C + Heat View of Knesset and Museums Partially Furnished Elevator Long Term Rental…

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Luxurious and Unique Garden Apartment

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Excellent location across from the prime ministers residence. Luxurious and spacious Only 3 units in the building Private entrance Private parking Storage unit 235 SQM…

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In the Heart of Rechavia

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Right around the corner from the great Synagogue, walking distance to Mamila Blvd. & the Kotel. 1st fl with elevator Spacious 3.5 rooms and 2…

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Luxury Villa in Rechavia

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Excellent location in the heart of Rechavia A spacious and rare 300 sqm villa The villa is very luxurious featuring 7 rooms and 4 bathrooms…

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