Tag: Old City

Touring Safed

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Touring Safed

Touring Safed (Tzfat) – Where to Start? Safed known as Tzfat in Hebrew is one of Israel’s four Jewish holy cities that also include Jerusalem, Tiberias and Hebron. Located in the northern Galilee region it is known for its fresh mountain air. It has a fascinating Old City and is famous for its Artists’ Quarter.  […]

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Western Wall Tunnels

| April 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Western Wall Tunnels

The Western Wall, the Kotel Almost every first-time visitor to Jerusalem visits the Western Wall – the piece of the retaining wall of the magnificent Second Jewish Temple built more than 2,000 years ago. But the section of the Western Wall where we pray today is only a small visible segment (about 200 feet, 60 […]

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Believed by most to be built on the site of the Christian Savior‘s crucifixion and burial, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has a long history. The church was twice leveled to the ground, suffered earthquake damage, and in 1834 was the site of several deaths when parishioners were crushed in […]

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Church of the Sepulchre

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Church of the Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Golgotha No Christian pilgrimage to Israel is complete without a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. According to one of Christianity’s earliest traditions, this church, built during the 12th century, located at Golgotha, is believed to be the […]

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The Shuk

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Shuk

Israel Markets – The Shuk No culinary tour of Israel would be complete without venturing into at least some of the country’s open-air food markets, found in every major city. The shuk (Hebrew, is an important part of Israel’s culinary tradition. Besides offering the locals fresh produce at bargain prices, the market in Israel offers […]

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Things to Do in Jerusalem

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Things to Do in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Activities: Segway Tours If you’re sick of Jerusalem traffic jams or frustrated by the confines of being in a bus or a car, enjoy a two-wheeled adventure as you embark upon a Segway Tour – the best mode of transportation in town. Segways, invented in 2001, are an ecologically friendly method of personal transportation; they look like overgrown scooters, only without […]

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Damascus Gate

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
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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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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