This ultra-Orthodox, mainly “Litvish,” neighborhood was established in the early 1960s. Named for the city that the founding immigrants came from, it is adjacent to the Romema and Unsdorf neighborhoods on the northern edge of the mountain plateau upon which the central part of Jerusalem lies. Another lesser known name is Kiryat Sheva, in memory of seven communities near the original Mattersdorf that were destroyed in the Holocaust. It is the location of the Torah Ore Yeshiva, headed by Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg. There are also several large ultra Orthodox girls’ schools. The Matnas Moshe, Rabbi Moshe Sacks, a notable authority on Jewish law and author of the eponymous commentary on the Torah, Shulchan Aruch and Talmud, lives in the area. A large proportion of residents are immigrants from Western countries.

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