A landmark windmill in Jerusalem, built in the Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood in which was then in Ottoman-ruled Palestine, it was designed as a flour mill. Today the windmill serves as a small museum dedicated to the achievements of Moses Montefiore.
Was Sir Moses Haim Montefiore the first Jewish celebrity of the modern age? A strong affirmative is the thesis of Abigail Green’s “Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero,” a biography of the most famous Jew of the century.
Built in 1858 by Jewish philanthropist Moses Montefiore, the windmill quickly became a recognized symbol of The landmark windmill situated at the entrance to Mishkenot Sha’ananim, the first neighborhood built outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls.