Jerusalem of the past,

present, future

2017

Published in the Passover Haggadah 2019, published by Asufa Israeli Design

The image deals with the Western Wall and the Western Wall plaza as one of the holiest places for the Jewish people.

The image depicts the Western Wall by flattening times (past, present, and imagined future).
The image shows the Western Wall plaza as having several levels:
1. A residential neighborhood (Mughrabi) that was located near the Western Wall (until its demolition with the conquest of Jerusalem).
2. The Western Wall plaza on the level we know today, which includes a number of proposals that have been proposed by various architects over the years and have not been implemented.
3. Another level overlooking the future.

The unique status of the Western Wall has attracted many architects, including Avraham Yasky, Zvi Hecker, Moshe Safdi, Ismo Noguchi and others, to make proposals for construction on the site, after the evacuation and demolition of the residential neighborhood (1967). They saw this as an opportunity to make their mark and leave an architectural mark that will be engraved in history. However, none of the proposals made were accepted.

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