Neve Tzedek

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The Neve Tzedek, which is located in Tel Aviv, is the oldest neighborhood in the “new city” of Tel Aviv. It was the first neighborhood built beyond the walls of Jaffa’s ancient port. It was established in 1887, 22 years earlier than the foundation of the City of Tel Aviv.

Neve Tzedek was home to numerous artists and writers dating back to the early 20th century. It was the sanctuary for art of many respected artists like Nobel artist, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, as well as the Hebrew artist, Nachum Gutman.

The Rabbi, Abraham Isaac Kook, was the first rabbi of the neighborhood. He even made a “yeshiva”, a Jewish educational institution that studies Jewish religious texts and scriptures.

On the later years, Neve Tzedek suffered from urban decay. The neighborhood slowly became a slum area due to neglect and redespair. The influential people of the city started moving out heading towards the evolving cities in the north.

But by the end of the  1980′s, the government decided to renovate Neve Tzedek. A couple of unique infratractures which were part of the old city were  preserved and rebuilt. The neighborhood was also reorganized.

Today, Neve Tzedek is one of the most fashionable and expensive districts. Many tourists usually visit here to experience the village-like atmosphere of shopping and knowing the historic background of the wonderful neighborhood.

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