The maps of Jerusalem call Mashiyah Barukhof a street. It’s not. Agrippas and Jaffa are streets. The short distance between them is little more than a stone alleyway. But that narrow passage evokes an atmosphere still preserved from the old Nahlaot and Even israel neighborhoods of Jerusalem.
Today, these footpaths that remain scattered throughout the capital serve as respite, a retreat from urban thoroughfares while walking between them. On this one, about midway and tucked into the thick walls of what was some 120 years ago a wellfortified house, is the Nagila restaurant.