In the Zionist view of Israeli history, the Old Yishuv of Jerusalem - the Jewish community of the 19th and early 20th centuries - was "a lifeless body ruled by hypocrites, cheats and unschooled rabbis", and its importance was downplayed and ignored in this study of the Old Yishuv, Dr Halper uncovers the personalities, issues, and events that formed

chapter |11 pages

Introduction: Why the Old Yishuv?

chapter 2|9 pages

The Sephardis

chapter 3|15 pages

Ashkenazi Days of Trial

chapter 5|7 pages

The Europeanization of Jerusalem

chapter 6|16 pages

The Ashkenazis Break Away

chapter 7|16 pages

“Schools! Schools!”

chapter 8|16 pages

The Nahalat Shiva Generation

chapter 10|12 pages

Meah she’arim

chapter 11|13 pages

Toward the “New” Yishuv

chapter 14|19 pages

The End of an Era

chapter |17 pages