Love of the Land

For the week ending 26 June 2010 / 13 Tammuz 5770

Alot Haneshek - The Ancient Armory

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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In his description of the rebuilding of Yerushalayim, Nechemia mentions a place called "Alot Haneshek". (Nechemiah 3:19) Rashi explains that this refers to an armory near the wall of the city where the soldiers stored their weapons.

The location for this armory, suggests one commentator, was based on the policy of keeping weapons out of the "City of Peace".

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