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About the Neighborhood:

Mekor Baruch (Hebrewמקור ברוך, lit., “blessed source”[1] or “fountain of blessing”[2]) also spelled Makor Baruch, is a neighborhood in Jerusalem. The neighborhood is bordered by Malkhei Yisrael Street to the north, Sarei Yisrael Street to the west, Jaffa Road to the south, and the Zikhron Moshe neighborhood to the east.


Mekor Baruch was founded in 1924[3][4] on land purchased from the Schneller Orphanage[5] by the Jerusalem-American Land Company, a consortium of Jerusalem and American investors.[6] The name of the neighborhood was based on the words Yehi mekorkha baruch (“Let your fountain be blessed”) in Proverbs 5:18.[4] Differing sources place the beneficiary of the name as Boris (Baruch) Hershenov, one of the investors,[6] or Baruch Aharanoff, an American philanthropist.[7] The consortium mapped out 207 lots, but due to the economic downturn of 1927–1930, construction did not get underway until the 1930s, by which time the consortium had been liquidated.[6]

To the southeast lay an adjacent neighborhood called Ruchama, founded in 1921.[8] This neighborhood was absorbed into Mekor Baruch after 1948.

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10, Elazar HaMaccabi- Great location- 4 room apartment In the heart of Mekor Baruch

  • 4 bd
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  • 101 sqm

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