Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Window Into Old Jerusalem

'A Window Into Old Jerusalem'

by Shelomo Alfassa

Observations about Jerusalem and the Holy Land 1820-1920

First hand accounts and observations made about the Jews of Ottoman Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Have you ever wanted to know what life was like for the Jewish people in Jerusalem and the Holy Land long before Israel became a State?

Well known international Sephardic advocate, Shelomo Alfassa, provides such information in his new compilation, A Window Into Old Jerusalem ($31.95 6x9 inch hardcover 375 pgs.), a unique collection of short tales and first hand observations about Jewish life in Ottoman Jerusalem and the Holy Land, by travelers that visited during a critical period of transition. A Window Into Old Jerusalem will provide the reader with a 'look' back, to see what life was like for those living in and around the city that sits at the center of the world.

"This is one of the most readable histories of 100 important years of Jerusalem's Old City. Its uniqueness lies in its varied and wide source material. This is essential reading for all lovers of the City of Jerusalem. Mr. Shelomo Alfassa deserves our thanks and congratulations." -- Mina Fenton, Jerusalem Municipal Councilor

"This is an important book about a period of time in our history that few speak about. I highly recommend opening this window and looking into what happened in our holy city during these very crucial 100 years." --Moshe Feiglin, president of Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) and candidate for chairman of Israel's Likud party

'A Window Into Old Jerusalem'


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