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Kiryat Shmuel, Jerusalem

Overview of Kiryat Shmuel from the Monastery of the Cross

Kiryat Shmuel (Hebrew: קריית שמואל) is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel founded in 1926. It is named for Rabbi Shmuel Salant, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem in 1878-1909.[1] Kiryat Shmuel is located between Rehavia and Katamon.

History

Beit Kadima, Kiryat Shmuel

The land was purchased with money from a charitable fund established in honor of the rabbi's ninetieth birthday which also provided loans for building homes. The regulations of the society stipulated that the members be at least eighteen years of age, and that they conduct themselves "in accordance with the Torah, both the written and the orally transmitted."[1]

Kiryat Shmuel was dedicated on May 8, 1929, in the presence of the Ashkenazi chief rabbi, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook. Three months later, many properties were damaged in the Arab rioting that erupted in Jerusalem. Forty houses were built by the beginning of World War II, and another ten were completed by the 1948 Israeli-Arab War.[1]

Landmarks

Supreme Military Tribunal of the British Mandate, Kiryat Shmuel

The imposing building across from the President's House in Kiryat Shmuel was the St. Antonio Monastery, designed in 1936 by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi as a Franciscan school for Arab girls. When World War II broke out, the British Mandatory authorities confiscated the building as enemy property. It was fortified and turned into the Supreme Military Tribunal of the British Mandate. Members of the Lehi and Etzel Jewish underground were tried here, and some were sentenced to death.[2]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Historic buildings in Kiryat Shmuel

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