Love of the Land

For the week ending 20 March 2010 / 4 Nisan 5770

Givat Shaul Gateway to Jerusalem

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

At the very entrance to Jerusalem is the neighborhood of Givat Shaul.

One of the strongholds of the religious community in the nation's capital, this neighborhood is named for Rabbi Shaul Elishar, also known as "Yissa Bracha", who was the Rishon Letzion, chief rabbi of the Sephardi community in Eretz Yisrael.

Nearby is Kefar Shaul, which is known for its mental health institution.

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