Arzei HaBira

Coordinates: 31°47′35.09″N 35°13′25.44″E / 31.7930806°N 35.2237333°E / 31.7930806; 35.2237333
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Arzei Habira's central playground.

Arzei Habira (Hebrew: ארזי הבירה) is a Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem. It is bordered by Ma'alot Dafna to the north, Shmuel HaNavi to the west, Beit Yisrael to the south, and Road 1 and Sheikh Jarrah to the east.


Arzei Habira literally means "Cedars of the Capital", referring to Jerusalem.[1]


Arzei Habira was established after the 1967 Six-Day War in an area which had previously been classified as no-man's land bordering Ramat Eshkol.[2] It was originally considered a sub-neighborhood of Ma'alot Dafna, which was developed around the same time, although it developed its own character and is now known as a separate neighborhood. It is a densely developed area of high quality apartment housing situated around a large, central grass park. It is home to more than 200 families.[3]


In 2012, construction work revealed the façade of a previously undiscovered burial cave. While excavation inside was not feasible, the intricate style of the facade, likely designed in the Attic style, indicates its probable association with a larger group of elaborate Jewish burial caves dating back to the late Second Temple period.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


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  9. ^ Teller, Hanoch (1999). In an Unrelated Story: A compelling collection of newsworthy tales. Feldheim Publishers. p. 4. ISBN 1-881939-14-6.

31°47′35.09″N 35°13′25.44″E / 31.7930806°N 35.2237333°E / 31.7930806; 35.2237333