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Old jaffa


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On foot from the large southern parking through the port, the streets of the upper city, the house of Ilana Gur, the workshop of Meisler, the soaring orange, Abrashi Park, the square of all the signs of the Zodiac, the Cathedral of Sts. Petra, to the port and back to the parking, Translated with Google Translate

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From the port to the city rises the stairs. She crawls up the narrow street bearing the name of the sign of the zodiac - Cancer. Very soon, she turns upstairs to the right and goes into the street sign of the archer. And near the corner is the studio workshop Adina Plastelin. It was created in 2003 by designers Adi and Sam Leder. This famous brand today specializes in the creation of silver and gold-plated products, which are based on a mosaic of polymer clay. Designers use the ancient technique of Milefiori. This word comes from the Italian language and means "a thousand flowers." The combination of precious metals with ancient technology and polymer clay, creates a special style. A variety of colors and paints, variegated palette and childlike spontaneity, adolescent avant-garde and unique technique are the main motives of the studio. And it is located in an ancient house in which there is a room - a find. This is a pier between different houses, which for centuries was used as a pit for dumping debris, and all that is not needed in the economy. So, in this place were found the arrowheads of the troops of the Egyptian pharaoh, the mouthpieces of smoking pipes of Turkish effendi, the nuclei of guns from the time of Napoleon's campaign, the decoration of the Crusaders and many more that narrate the history of the ancient city. Translated with Google Translate

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Here at the foot of the lighthouse is an ancient house in which, according to legend, lived Simon tanner. It was in his house that the apostle Peter spent the night before going from the Holy Land to the city of Rome, converting Christianity Cornelius and his family to Christianity on the way to Caesarea. Prior to these events, Peter resurrected Tabitha on the threshold of Jaffa, to which he kept the route from Jerusalem to the east. And Peter saw a vision on the roof of a tanner's house, according to which savannas descended from heaven in which various reptiles were and Peter cried: Lord, is this really what you want to feed me ?! And I heard the answer: “What God has cleansed, you do not consider it unclean. It was three times; and the vessel went up again to heaven.” Vision an. Peter, (Acts 10,15) All these events and their sequence matter. Peter is the heir of Jesus and just as the teacher comes to Jerusalem from the east, resurrecting Lazarus - so Peter comes to Jaffa by resurrecting Tabitha. Just as Jesus comes to the Jews to Jerusalem, so Peter comes to the Romans through Jaffa and Caesarea. And in Rome, Peter was crucified, like Jesus in Jerusalem. And if Jesus goes to the Jews, then his disciples go to the Romans - creating the Christian faith. And here is the very vision of various reptiles gets special meaning. Jesus comes to the Jews, the people of God. And Peter goes to the Gentiles. But the words that God has cleansed you do not consider it unclean - just release Peter. Henceforth, the Christian faith goes to the Gentiles. Translated with Google Translate

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Libyan synagogue and inn
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The Libyan synagogue was most likely the first Jewish synagogue built in Jaffa in the modern era. The synagogue was first mentioned at the end of the first half of the 18th century, and it is said that the building was bought or built by Rabbi Jacob Ben David Zunana for the “Committee of Israeli officials and lords in Istanbul” to serve them as a khan (inn), ritual bath for ablutions) for Jewish pilgrims who arrived in Palestine through the harbor of Jaffa and mainly went to Jerusalem and other holy cities. At the end of the 18th century, the situation of the Jewish community in the Holy Land greatly deteriorated. The reason for this was the impoverishment of the Turkish province (Sanjuk Jaffa) as a result of general economic and social desolation. The Jewish community began to need the help of developing and strengthening European communities, but since European aid came mainly to Jerusalem, the Jews of Jaffa began to leave the city and move to Jerusalem. Jewish property in Jaffa remained unowned, and the local Arabs gradually occupied the premises, allowing the significantly reduced stream of Jewish pilgrims to use it for only three days during the year - on Jewish holidays. During the conquests and destruction that Jaffa underwent in the 18th and 19th centuries, (Napoleonic wars), the Jewish community in Jaffa disappeared along with traces of the Jewish khan. In 1948, the first Libyan immigrants arrived in Israel and began to settle in Old Jaffa, which was partially abandoned by Arab residents. They made this place their synagogue after they received the keys to the doors of the building from the hands of a Franciscan priest who served in the nearby abbey of St. Peter. He told them that many years ago this house served as a synagogue for the Jewish community of Jaffa. Translated with Google Translate

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The Ilana Gur Museum is located in a part of an old house of the 18th century, which provided overnight accommodation for Jewish pilgrims who went to Jerusalem. For nearly forty years, Ilana Gur lives in this house and turns it into a museum, which rather shows not these or other design objects or art, but shows design and art as a lifestyle. The combination of simple and complex, rustic and urban, ancient and modern is the style of Ilana, which brought her world fame and fame. The design of furniture, chandeliers, interiors, decorations - all together creates the house - the museum of Ilana Gur, the house in understanding the space for home and the house in understanding the space for creativity and creation. The house has stylized rooms, such as: the room of the table of Greek monks, the room of the African collection, etc. On the open extensive terrace, parties and private parties are held. Translated with Google Translate

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Studio Oded Halahmi
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Oded Halakhmi was born in Iraq in 1938. At the age of 13, the Oded family repatriated to Israel and faced the plight of repatriates. The beginning of the 1950s in the history of Israel was connected with the global isolation of the young country, the difficult economic situation and the government’s proposed efforts to resolve a number of the most difficult problems: maintaining security, accepting about a million Jewish refugees from Arab countries, developing the economy and getting out of political and economic isolation In these conditions, young talents often did not find their use, and culture and art were a luxury that only a few could afford. When Oded turned 28, he entered St. Petersburg. Martin’s School of Art, London, and after completing his studies, settled in Toronto and then in New York. World famous Odedu brought his plastic-filled work of a female figure - the one that can be seen in the window. The main material with which Oded works is copper. Today, the life of the sculptor takes place in New York and in Jaffa. Oded created a world fund to support young talents and the development of the arts. Translated with Google Translate

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Hanging orange tree
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Here, one of the many stories associated with this interesting monument, or work of art. This story does not claim the right to be the only one and even more so, not the ultimate truth. One day, a hanging tree appeared in ancient Jaffa. Many began to think and wonder what that would mean, because these artists will sometimes come to mind that they cannot figure it out right away. They used to say that it was a symbol of freedom, they also told kids on school trips that the first settlers literally grew oranges on stones, and there were also those who said that just a home plant grew so that it was necessary to plant it outside suspended between houses. Much later, they began to talk about the fact that this hanging tree is a symbol of the long and not simple relationship between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. One of the residents of the artists quarter decided to plant a fruit tree - an orange. Municipal authorities suddenly remembered the Turkish right to tax fruit trees. Freedom of artists and the desire to live calmly and freely, quite often in Jaffa found, not that misunderstanding, but rather attempts to put everything in its framework, from the city bureaucracy. How to go beyond? It is very simple to plant a tree not on the land of a municipality, but ... in the air. Translated with Google Translate

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Studio Frank Meisler
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Born in Danzig, Frank Meisler was educated in England and lived in this ancient house in the artists quarter in Jaffa. His miniature sculpture is known throughout the world for its distinctive vision of space and plane, the preservation of a realistic perception of the world and the unpredictable humor that is present in almost all the works of the author. World fame brought Frank Maisler work, which is called the "Globe of Jerusalem" with a smile. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, nicknamed the Iron Lady, accepted this work as a gift. Permanent exhibitions of the artist's works are in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Moscow and Kiev. Translated with Google Translate

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Studio Frank Meisler
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His works are exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, London, Berlin, Moscow, Kiev and Gdansk. Frank Meisler is known for his street compositions in London, Berlin and Gdansk. In 2015, Frank Meisler worked on the sculpture, which was to take place on one of the main squares of Rotterdam. Frank Mesler was awarded many international awards and has always been loved by the public for the ease, smile and philosophy of his works. He died in March 2018, leaving a series of works devoted to the Holocaust and exhibited on the streets of many European cities not completed. In Russia, Meisler is known for his monument to Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill, installed in Sochi. Translated with Google Translate

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In 1936, an Arab uprising broke out in British Mandate Palestine. The Arabs were outraged by the connivance of the authorities in connection with the constantly growing Jewish emigration. The British reduced the entry visa for Jews despite the ever-increasing persecution of Jews in Hitler's Germany. However, the Arab unrest was gaining momentum and the port of Yafa was completely sabotaged. In connection with this, an alternative port appeared in the north of Tel Aviv, and the Arab “uprising” that grew into a war with the British was brutally suppressed by the British in 1939 with the start of the Second World War. Regular troops were brought into Jaffa, the operation was codenamed "Anchor" and that part of the city that today is a tourist area was simply compared to the ground in 1939. After the War of Independence and after the adoption of waves of Jewish refugees from Arab countries, plans were made for the new development of the area of ancient Jaffa, which by that time had turned into a region of slums and dilapidated houses. in parallel with the process of preparing for the restoration and renovation, excavations were carried out. One of the four excavation areas on the slope of the central hill of the city was chosen not for nothing. Ancient cities were always built on an elevated place near important trade routes and near water sources. All these conditions were present in ancient Jaffa, and only after almost 15 centuries, after the beginning of its history, the city "descended" to the mora, when the importance and need for maritime trade appeared. Therefore, the excavations on the top of the slope could show the more ancient history of the city. It is about this story - the middle and the end of the second millennium BC. and testify to the discovered city gates since the time of Pharaoh Ramses II. This is one of the legendary Egyptian pharaohs. During the reign of Ramses II, the first peace treaty in the history of mankind was concluded. It was a treaty with the kingdom of Heth. During the reign of Ramses II, the construction of the famous temples in Luxor began, and the coastal territory of Canaan (modern coast of Israel) turned into the most important trading cities, among them ancient Jaffa. It is noteworthy that all the great construction of Ramses II was carried out with the help of slave labor of the very Jews who came out of Egyptian slavery and began to celebrate the Pesach holiday. Translated with Google Translate

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HaPisga Garden
HaPisga Garden

The park on one of the highest points of Old Jaffa is the most beautiful and favorite place. From here there is a beautiful view of the Tel Aviv embankment, the church of St. Peter, the rocks of Andromeda and the pointed spire of the bell tower of the church of St. Tabitha. There is not a single guest of Tel Aviv and the country in general, who would not have saved a photo from this park. Translated with Google Translate

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Special importance is attached to the signs of the zodiac. They are called many streets of the city, they are found in the form of mosaics and symbols on the houses. In the center of Jaffa, a small bridge was built across the moat, on which the symbols of 12 zodiac signs are also present. Touching your own, you should make a wish, and it will come true. The place is shrouded in mystery and riddles, like the whole city of Jaffa. Couples in love love to come here. Translated with Google Translate

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Abramson Gallery
Abramson Gallery

We go down to the central square, here you can once again admire the views. Translated with Google Translate

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On the central square of the old city, called Kikar Kdumim, directly opposite the fountain of zodiac signs is an underground archaeological museum. It is dedicated to the long history of Jaffa, it contains archaeological artifacts, art paintings and works of art and much more. A film showing the history of the city’s origins and development over 5,000 years is shown to visitors. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, lectures and seminars are held here. Excavations are carried out today, the museum's collection is replenished with new finds and unique antiquities. Translated with Google Translate

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The modern church was built on the foundations of the destroyed church of the Byzantine period and the remnants of the buildings of the times of the Crusaders. The Byzantine church was destroyed during the Persian invasion in 614 AD, and was partially restored at the end of the Byzantine rule in the Holy Land. The German king Frederick II, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, built a large fortress on the ruins of the Byzantine church, which was destroyed by Muslims and restored during the Seventh Crusade by the French king Louis (Louis) the Ninth. This fortress, church and monastery was destroyed in 1264 AD. Mamluks, but one of the semicircular towers was preserved and was used in the construction of the modern church by the Franciscan monks in 1654. Translated with Google Translate

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Franciscans built not only a church, but also a large inn, which was used by almost all European pilgrims to the Holy Land in the 17th and 18th centuries. Napoleon and his numerous scientific expedition to the Holy Land, was located in this inn in 1799. After Napoleon’s campaign, the church and the inn were destroyed and rebuilt several times until a modern Baroque building was constructed between 1888 and 1894 with the support and donations of the Spanish royal court. In 1903, the complex of buildings was expanded and the church was the cathedral of the Catholic community of Jaffa before the construction of the temple of Sts. Anthony in 1932. Translated with Google Translate

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St. Archangel Michael Monastery
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The Monastery of Archangel Michael is almost the only monastery in Jaffa, in which special relations were built between the abbots of the Romanian and Russian Orthodox churches. After the devastating fire in 1994, the church of the monastery was restored and despite its rather modest architectural exterior, the iconography of the interior decoration more than compensates for the external modesty. In the Holy Land, it is customary to read the image of St. George. Nearby is the ancient Lida (Lod), a city that is inextricably linked with the history of St. George, and here in Jaffa, the church is dedicated to Archangel Michael, and this is not quite usual. The Archangels Gabriel and Michael are messengers of the Lord and are mentioned in various scenes from the Gospel. The Romanian church, which practically does not have its parishes in the holy land, with the exception of this in Jaffa, practically strengthens its value and exalts it, dedicating the church of the monastery to Archangel Michael. A parish given to the Russian church, connected with the history of Tabitha - lands the church on the land of Jaffa and enlists the tutelage, protection and support of an important and influential confession in the holy land throughout the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Translated with Google Translate

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Jaffa, Jaffa ... Your ancient stones, your blue sky and the sea echoing to it - your stories and fairy tales, is it not here that the inspiration for creative people burned? Yes. Here. Just see what an ancient photograph can inspire. Translated with Google Translate

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Nalaga'at center
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Center "Impose" (please touch) was awarded the following newspaper laconic description by the New York Times: "A simple, universal message that is transmitted from the stage with tremendous power." Impose has established itself as one of the most innovative theaters in the world and for many years has taken a leading place in the cultural world of the country. “Impose” is a unique non-profit center of culture and art, designed to meet the sighted and hearing from the deaf and blind, as well as the deaf and blind to the deaf and blind. What is more important in these meetings - the first or second option - does not matter. The space in which there is an egalitarian dialogue (from French, egalit - equality) allows you to understand and feel the needs and aspirations of everyone involved in the process of communication, suggesting that blindness or deafness does not take away the value of equality from people, and empathy and openness allows equally contribute to society. Among the social venues for socializing is the Impose Theater, the Blackout Black restaurant, the Kapish events complex and a seminar center. The Center is an innovative model for the integration of people with disabilities in society, in Israel and around the world. More than 800,000 people have visited the center since its opening in late 2007. Translated with Google Translate

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At the time of the British, the fight against smuggling in the port was simple. At the entrance to the port, the truck was weighed. And on the road weighed. Knowing the initial weight of the delivery or cargo, they unmistakably understood whether there is smuggling on board or not. Scales surprisingly accurate. They are able to "catch" a few kilograms. Excellent attraction for groups with a specific weight of at least 100 kilograms. It is advisable to become a group on the scales before the start of the walk in the city and then at the end of the walk. I still don’t remember a group that wouldn’t lose a few kilograms of weight after 2-3 hours of walking in ancient Jaffa. Translated with Google Translate

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Concrete embankment. It is massive and durable. And the sea is persistent and raging The waves, breaking on the stones, unnoticed, not heard, break the stone. This struggle has been going on in Jaffa for almost 3,000 years and throughout this entire time, there have always been boys ready to get wet to the skin, just to stand under the cascades of water, feel its strength and power and look at the stone that stands these cascades every minute and make sure that the element is as captivating as it is immortal. Translated with Google Translate

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