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Jerusalem Sights

Ben-Yehuda Street

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Updated 01/06/2015

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Most of the street is an open-air pedestrian mall, in the heart of Downtown, forming a triangle with King George Street and Jaffa Street. It is known locally as the Midrachov, a term concocted from two Hebrew words: midracha (sidewalk) and rechov (street). The street is named after the brilliant linguist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, who in the late 19th century almost single-handedly revived Hebrew as a modern spoken language; he would have liked the clever

new word. Caf├ęs have tables out on the cobblestones; vendors display cheap, arty items like funky jewelry and prints; and buskers are usually around in good weather, playing tunes old and new. It's a great place to sip coffee or munch falafel and watch the passing crowd; on Saturday and Jewish holidays, however, only a few restaurants and convenience stores are open but nothing else.

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Ben-Yehuda St., at Mordechai Ben-Hillel, Jerusalem, Israel

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Updated 01/06/2015

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