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Streets of Jerusalem

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Streets of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Streets: HaRav Kook Street Take a short walk to HaRav Kook Street, almost directly across Zion Square.  On the corner where Rav Kook Street meets Jaffa Road, you’ll find a line of sherut vans taking passengers to Tel Aviv.  This is quite useful information to keep in mind if you’re ever in a hurry to get […]

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Holocaust Museum Israel: Yad Vashem

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Holocaust Museum Israel: Yad Vashem

Holocaust Museum Israel If you have never before visited the Holocaust Museum Israel (Yad Vashem) or haven’t been back since your first visit to Israel, then it’s time to drive to Mount Herzl at the edge of the Jerusalem Forest to experience the Holocaust Museum that was redesigned, updated, and rededicated in 2005. The new campus of the […]

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Damascus Gate

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Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate – Old City Jerusalem The most ornate and beautiful gate in the Old City is Damascus Gate, the closest entryway to the Old City of Jerusalem from the neighborhoods of Meah Shearim and Beit Yisrael. Since Roman times, Damascus Gate (known in Hebrew as Nablus Gate – Shaar Shechem) has been the most important gate of the city.  Named for the cities it leads […]

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Haas Promenade

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Haas Promenade

Haas Promenade Jerusalem Where should you go for the best panoramic view of Jerusalem?  Most tour guides and almost every guidebook will tell you to head for the Haas Promenade, known by locals as the Tayelet—the promenade. Built on the Armon Hanatziv ridge south of the Old City in the late 1980’s, the Tayelet is […]

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Kever Rachel

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kever Rachel

Tomb of Rachel -Visit Your Jewish Matriarch For Jewish visitors to Jerusalem, the Western Wall or Kotel, is a magnet, pulling observant and non-observant alike into the center of the world. Yet, just five miles from the Kotel there’s another fascinating Jewish holy site, Kever Rachel or the Tomb of Rachel. Rachel’s Tomb Kever Rachel—Rachel’s Tomb is […]

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Jerusalem Synagogue

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jerusalem Synagogue

Looking for a Jerusalem Synagogue? While most visitors are drawn to the Western Wall for prayer and contemplation, there are several other fascinating synagogues scattered throughout the Old City of Jerusalem worth visiting, both for their historic and spiritual significance. Below we set out seven synagogues, including four Sephardic synagogues. 1. Sephardic Synagogues In Jerusalem The […]

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Old City Jerusalem

| July 18, 2012 | 2 Comments
Old City Jerusalem

Jerusalem Old City Ramparts Walk Instead of seeing Jerusalem’s Old City from the ground, why not take a walk along the Old City walls to get a different perspective?  The Ramparts Walk is a self-guided tour made up of two parts—the northern walk and the southern walk; both start on different sides of Jaffa Gate. Northern […]

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Jerusalem Parks Israel

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jerusalem Parks Israel

Israel Parks: Jerusalem Jerusalem is blessed with many parks and they’re all worth exploring if you’re looking for a place to recharge your batteries and gain a little perspective after all that sightseeing. In this beautiful city you can experience the wide open spaces of Independence  Park in the center of town, visit the magnificent […]

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Jerusalem’s Old City in a Day

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jerusalem’s Old City in a Day

Jerusalem Old City No matter if this is your first or your fifteenth visit to Jerusalem, there’s so much to see, do and experience in the holy city that arriving with a plan will make your trip that much more meaningful and enjoyable. Here are five key areas to include. 1. City of David Plan on […]

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Israeli Culture

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Israeli Culture

Israeli Culture Jerusalem is not only Israel’s historic and religious capitol, it’s also the center of a breathtaking number of happenings celebrating Israel culture and offering something for kids, teens, visitors and residents. Jerusalem Culture Events Over the spring and summer, Jerusalem culture events and festivals abound.  Be sure to take in the annual International Writers […]

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