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Sign: Jerusalem - Photograph in stone - Israel Dov Frumkin

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HaHavatselet St 1, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל מיזם "תמונה באבן" - רחוב החבצלת
[תמונת ישראל דב פרומקיין, על רקע גליון עיתון החבצלת]

ישראל דב פרומקין תרי"א-תרע"ד
בן לחסידי חב"ד, עלה בגיל 9 מווילה. התגורר בעיר העתיקה ב"חצר החבצלת". בשנת 1863 יסד את עיתון "חבצלת" והמשיך בעריכתו עד שנת 1911. לחם במיסיון ובקנאים מראשי ה"פרושים". תמך בהשכלה ובחינוך החדש בארץ. ייסד את "תפארת ירושלים" (ספרדים ואשכנזים) להקלת חיי העניים, ואת קרן "עזרת נידחים" לתמיכה בעולי תימן המקימים שכונתם בכפר השילוח.
בנו גד היה השופט היהודי היחידי בבית המשפט העליון בתקופת המנדט.

כתב: נין, אלון גילון
אוסף ארכיון העיר ירושלים
רח’ החבצלת (לשעבר רח’ הסולל)

סמל "עדן" החברה לפיתוח מרכז ירושלים
סמל הרשות לפיתוח ירושלים
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל מינהל קהילתי לב העיר - ירושלים
סמל יד יצחק בן צבי

Symbol of the "Photograph in Stone" project - Havatzelet Street
[The picture of Israel Dov Frumkin, against the background of the issue of the Havatzelet newspaper]

Israel Dov Frumkin 1851-1914
Born into a family of Chabad Hassidim. Frumkin made aliya from Vilna at the age of 9. He lived in the "Havatselet Court" in Jerusalem’s Old City. In 1863 he founded the "Havatselet" newspaper, remaining editor until 1911. He fought the fanatics headed by the "Mitnagdim." He supported modern education in Eretz Israel. He founded "Tiferet Yerushalayim" (Sephardim and Ashkenazim) to alleviate poverty, as well as the "Ezrat Nidahim" Foundation which supported Yemenite immigrants who established a neighborhood in the village of Silwan.
His son Gad was the only Jewish Supreme Court judge during the Mandate period.

Text: Great grandson Alon Gilon
Photo: Jerusaiem Muncicipal Archives
HaHavatzelet St (ex-Hasolel)

Symbol of "Eden", the company for the development of the center of Jerusalem
Symbol of the Jerusalem Development Authority
The emblem of the city of Jerusalem
Symbol of the Lev Ha’ir Community Administration - Jerusalem
Emblem of Yad Yitzhak Ben Zvi

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Comments:
A sign belonging to the "Photograph in Stone" series. In this series, which is located mainly in the center of Jerusalem, historical buildings, prominent figures in the city’s history and more are commemorated.

The building was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Initially, the street was named - HaSolel Street - after the HaSolel company that paved it, in the 1970s the name was changed to Havatzelet Street, named after the newspaper.
The street housed many offices and newspaper editorials, including: "Doar HaYom" Click for sign's details, "HaMashkif" which became the "Herut" newspaper, "Palestine Post" which became the "Jerusalem Post" Click for sign's details

Next to this sign is another sign from the same series, about the Alba Pharmacy Click for sign's details
As you can see in the enlarged image Click for a larger image




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