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The Ethiopian Church

As befitting its name, the Ethiopian Church is located on Ethiopia Street in Jerusalem, which is near HaNevi’im Street. According to the Ethiopian belief, there was a deep connection between the Jewish King Solomon and the Ethiopian Queen of Sheba, who came to visit him in Jerusalem. The unique fascinating round structure of the Ethiopian Church was built in 1893 based on the architectural tradition which characterizes many churches in Ethiopia. On its black round roof stands an Ethiopian cross and it has a separate entrance for women and for men. Next to the Ethiopian Church there are today a pleasant garden and various structures which serve the people of the church. The meaning of the Ethiopian Church’s name, K?dane Mihiret, is "Covenant of Mercy”. Incidentally, in front of the Ethiopian Church’s gate, on 10 Ethiopia Street, is the house in which lived until the day that he died, Eliezer Ben Yehuda- the man behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era.
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