Jerusalem residents fight city to keep street names of old

23.12.2011                      27.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 3

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Jerusalem residents fight city to keep street names of old

It seems a wave of street name changes is in the offing in the Nahlaot and Mahane Yehuda neighborhoods.

Agas ("pear") Street, in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda outdoor market, has not existed for years – ever since the municipality changed its name to Yaakov Eliyahu Banai Street, after one of the musical family's founding fathers. As a result, the area's pattern of streets named for fruit was broken.
Nearby Agrippas Street has been split, with half of it now called Rabbi Shmuel Baruch Street, after a leader of the old Kurdish community. Now it seems that a wave of street name changes is in the offing in the Nahlaot and Mahane Yehuda neighborhoods. Eshkol Street will become Rahmu Street, after the founder of the legendary restaurant at the end of the street, and Shilo Street will be turned into Rabbi Sharabi Street, after the founder of a yeshiva on that block….