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Israel’s Railways: Past and Present

In 1892, the Jaffa-Jerusalem Railroad was completed.  Of this construction, in 1915 in ‘Recent Jewish Progress in Palestine,’ Henrietta Szold termed it “one of the most important events of the period.”  It resulted in making it much easier for pilgrims to visit the region since many tourists would frequent the Holy Land and make their… Continue Reading