The Moslem Quarter is described in detail by one of the great
rabbis of Jerusalem, who died ten years ago, Ben-Zion Yadler.
Rabbi Yadler would go to the Kotel on Tisha B'av at
midnight, when he would begin teaching Midrash. Up till
twelve o'clock he wouldn't appear - there were too many 'Zionists'
who used to come. But at twelve we would all gather together
and he would tell us about Jerusalem. I remember once that Arabs
began throwing stones at us. He said to us in Yiddish, "Don't
be upset. You wanted them to give you back Palestine; they're
giving it to you stone by stone."
He writes a full description of what is today called the Moslem
Quarter, and says as follows: Not only did the majority of Jews
of Jerusalem live i
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