Jerusalem’s Restored Windmill Spins for the First Time

Shared by the Jerusalem Foundation, this very short video shows the exciting moment when the iconic windmill of Jerusalem spun for the first time in almost 120 years at a ceremony marking its restoration in 2012. A symbol of modern Jerusalem, the windmill was built by Sir Moses Montefiore in 1857 to provide livelihood for Jerusalem’s poor Jews and encourage them to move beyond the walls of the Old City. 

 

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