Or HaHayim street is one of the most beautiful and suggestive streets in the old Jerusalem, in this street there is the Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah and the old Yishuv Court Museum.
Let’s do a virtual tour in Or HaHayim street!
Let’s start walking on street on begging of the street on right side located Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah.
At the beginning of the street on the right side it is located the Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah, that was founded by Rabbi Shimon Green.
After we pass Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah we see an arch typical of the style of old Jerusalem. By the way the streets of old Jerusalem very clean and for it there are trashes almost on every corner.
After we pass the arch, we see the old Yishuv Court Museum who is located in Or HaHayim street as well.
Old Yishuv Court Museum
Old Yishuv Court Museum who is located in Or HaHayim street, show the old Jerusalem as it was in past for the last 200 years before the First Arab–Israeli War (1948).
After we pass museum on the left and right sides we notice characteristic entrances of beautiful houses.
What is good in the old Jerusalem is a long iron railing that is useful a lot specially when it’s raining in the winter time.
How to arrive to the Or HaHayim street ?
Or HaHayim street located in old Jerusalem, four streets (Saint James, Ararat, HaShofar and Habad street) of the old city connected to Or HaHayim.
From Jaffa gate
If you come from Jaffa gate so the best is to walk in the Armenian Patriarchate and turn left to Saint James street then there will be Or HaHayim street.
What does it means Or HaHayim?
In Hebrew ‘Or HaHayim’ means ‘light of life’. By the way in the street Or HaHayim you can find Synagogue Ari hAkadosh, in the Jewish tradition the most known Kabbalist Rabbi Ari hAkadosh was born in the place of this synagogue.
Rabbi Ari was a Kabbalist rabbi and head of the Kabbalist community in Safed.
You are welcome watch a video of the Or HaHayim street in old Jerusalem. Please notice on 5 second of the video there will be Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah and on 18 second of the video will be old Yishuv Court Museum.