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Despite its short length, Hahavatzelet Street was once home to the first hospital outside the Old City Walls, the first Institute for the Blind and several newspaper offices.

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September 20, 2012 15:49
The corner of Jaffa Road and Hahavatzelet Street

Jaffa Road 521. (photo credit: Shmuel Bar-Am)

 
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