Meeting a personality in the Old City

Bringing joy to the Jewish Quarter

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May 18, 2017 22:10
Six Day War

Simcha Holtzberg visted hospitals and rehabilitation centers weekly. Here, around the time of the Six Day War, he visits the sick alongside Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. (photo credit: EPHRAIM ERDE)

When I started to think about how to share stories about the history of the Old City before Yom Yerushalayim, I decided to search for a personality.

Someone who knew stories of the past but was an integral part of the present-day history of the Old City. I set out to find someone who was in the Old City in 1967 and still living in the Jewish Quarter today.

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