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Neve Tzedek

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Tel Aviv is known for representing the old versus the new, the ancient and traditional in contrast to the up-to-date modernism, and there’s no other place that better illustrates that mixture of elements like Neve Tzedek. Founded in 1887, it was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside of Jaffa.

In the beginning of the 20th century it became the household of the rising Jewish culture, inhabited by gifted artists like Nobel Prize winner of literature Shmuel Yosef Agnon and the highly acclaimed painter, sculptor and writer Nahum Gutman.

During the 1960’s its reputation slowly deteriorated, buildings were abandoned in favor of the northern parts of the city as most of the affluent population moved to the northern parts of the city and Neve Tzedek turned into a poor and neglected neighborhood only to shine again by the end of 1980’s when it was renovated as part of a special conservation plan of the municipality.

Today, it is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in Tel Aviv, offers an abundance of cafes and restaurants, and full of cultural events that are held in the Suzanne Dellal Centre.

Photos courtesy of the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Photo: Dana Friedlande


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