Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The closest village to Musharafah is the village of Bir Zeit, located south- east of the village. The only road to Musharafah is three kilometres north-west from Bir Zeit and transportation to and from the village is complicated. On entering the village of Musharafah one notices immediately the well-kept gardens around the first small stone homes and the neat rows of pine trees along one side of the street. The crops and homes were placed close to the main water spring. Several villagers tie the installation of water to changes in the lives of girls and younger women: getting more education, going into the labour market, and contributing economically in the home. The road from the neighbouring village of Jifna to Musharafah goes back to Roman times. Musharafah was among the access routes to the suburbs of Jerusalem and the coastal plain.

Keywords: Jerusalem; Musharafah; red village; Roman times



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Women, Water and Memory — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation