Love of the Land

For the week ending 3 July 2010 / 20 Tammuz 5770

Talpiot From Camp to Community

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
When immigrants began arriving in great numbers following the establishment of the State, there was a need to house them in temporary quarters till they could be settled. One of the ma'abarot transit camps created for them was in the Talpiot area of Jerusalem on the site of the evacuated British army camp "El Alamein" named for the place in Egypt where the British halted the German drive towards what was then called Palestine.

Today modern buildings occupy that site as part of the thriving community of Talpiot.

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