The Arnona neighborhood is a realistic and tangible representation of the diverse human mosaic that creates the city of Jerusalem. The younger generation, alongside the older, more observant, and the less affluent, from European and North African countries with different backgrounds and outlooks, all live side by side in harmony and mutual respect, in the spirit of the verse “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Vayikra 18, 19).
This is one of the most developing neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and many young families decide to settle here, and consider it a wonderful place to live.
The long and glorious history of the neighborhood dates back to the early 1930s and passes through all stages of the development of Jewish settlement in the neighborhoods of Jerusalem and the establishment of the Jewish people in its land. Key personalities in the sphere of public affairs and in the spheres of creativity and spirit determined their residence within the borders of the neighborhood, and on the borders of neighboring Talpiot. People like Abel Pann, Joseph Klausner and Leib Yaffe (who live in the neighborhood) carry their names, but it seems that the most famous personality who lived in the neighborhood, or more accurately within the boundaries of the older Talpiot, is author and creator Shmuel Yosef (Agnon) Nobel Literature. Agnon’s home, where he wrote his most important works, is still standing today, and the SY Agnon House, an institution for the study of Agnon’s philosophy and work, operates lectures and study and study evenings within the home. The main synagogue in the Tiferet Yisrael neighborhood is called the SY Agnon synagogue and the rabbi of the synagogue, Rabbi Yehoshua Zemel, also serves as the rabbi of the neighborhood, and his sermons and shiurim go there and fame throughout the neighborhood and beyond.
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In recent years, Arnona neighborhood, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Jerusalem, undergoes a certain facelift. Alongside the beautiful, spacious houses that characterize the neighborhood so much, apartment buildings were built that housed families and young couples who built their lives there. Which is located in the northern part of the neighborhood and houses many young families, and a number of residential projects currently being constructed at the junction of Hebron Road and Asher Weiner, which are intended to accommodate a large number of veteran families together.
The largest number of immigrants is from English, US, England and South African countries, and in recent years, with the influx of immigrants from France, a large number of families from France have been living in the neighborhood, and all of them together, immigrants and veterans create the beautiful and varied mosaic that makes up the neighborhood.
Arnona neighborhood is one of the highest neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and this is reflected in the beautiful weather even in Jerusalem terms. Even in the hot summer days, fresh mountain air is blowing, which makes the heat a bit less noticeable. On cold snow days Arnona will be among the first to win a taste of the white look that makes the neighborhood even more beautiful. Agnon, in his story “Mauve Loved” refers to the weather in the neighborhood and describes the “King of the Winds” located on the mountain next to the neighborhood, and when he goes on a tour of the neighborhood good air fills the entire neighborhood.
The neighborhood enjoys proximity to the shopping centers in the Talpiot industrial area, to the restaurants and cafes of Emek Refaim, and to the first station compound. In recent months, with the opening of the Begin South road to its end, the Rosemary Interchange, access to the city center and neighborhoods is even faster.
There is no doubt that the efficient transportation system in Jerusalem, together with the new employment centers that are due to open in the coming years, and the high-speed train line to Tel Aviv currently being built, will now turn Jerusalem into a capital and a preferred metropolis for living and living. The evolving Arnona neighborhood takes part in the city’s building, both in the amount of construction and in the quality of its residents and in the quality of life there.
The community center of the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and the young Arnona branch offers residents a wide range of activities and community services, enrichment classes and enrichment for all ages. The chairman of the community administration, Yehuda Ben Yosef, and the director of the Young Arnona branch, Yoav Rothschild, stand at the service of the community at any time, and to their credit is a multifaceted activity in improving the quality of life and promoting the neighborhood.