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Jerusalem’s Old City – Tour Sites

September 13th 2010

JERUSALEM OLD CITY TOUR SITES The Archeology Gardens and the Davidson Center Western Wall Tunnels Tower of David Museum The Jewish Quarter The Hurva Synagogue Wohl Archaeological Museum The Four Sephardic Synagogues City of David Katros House – The Burnt House

Katros House – The Burnt House

September 13th 2010

Katros House – The Burnt House The Burnt House belonged to the priestly Katros family which was burnt to the ground by the Romans in 70 CE during the destruction of the Second Temple, and excavated in the 1970’s. The museum consists of rooms unearthed beneath the streets of the Jewish Quarter and houses many […]

City of David

September 13th 2010

City of David The City of David Archaeological Park holds some of the earliest artifacts in Jerusalem’s history. There are exhibits dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, all the way to the Byzantine era during the Middle Ages. Visitors to the City of David will first notice large city walls, a 13-meter stone building […]

Wohl Archaeological Museum

September 13th 2010

Wohl Archaeological Museum – The Herodian Quarter The Wohl Archaeological Museum explores six magnificent homes that have maintained preservation since the Herodian period, during the rule of Herod the Great, ruler of Jerusalem and architect of the Second Temple. Located 3-7 meter below the streets of the Jewish Quarter, on display in the museum there […]

The Hurva Synagogue

September 13th 2010

The Hurva Synagogue The Hurva Synagogue is today known as a center for World Jewry. First built in the early eighteenth century, it was destroyed only a few years later and laid in ruins for over a century. In 1864, the synagogue was rebuilt and was known as the primary Ashkenazi synagogue in Jerusalem. However, […]

The Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center

September 13th 2010

The Archeology Gardens and the Davidson Center A visit to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park in the Old City provides opportunities to walk in the footsteps of ancient ancestors. With ancient picturesque plazas, the Southern Wall’s holy excavations and the Davidson Center’s virtual displays, the Jerusalem Archaeological Park certainly qualifies as a must-see.  Stroll through the […]

Jerusalem’s New City – Great Tour Sites

September 13th 2010

JERUSALEM NEW CITY TOUR SITES Haas Promenade (Tayelet) Ammunition Hill Bible Lands Museum Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Israel Museum & Model of Jerusalem Machne Yehuda “Shuk” (Market) Ben Yehuda Street Mount Herzl Museum Jerusalem Time Elevator Zoological Garden (The Biblical Zoo) Local Jerusalem Neighborhoods Hutzut Hayotzer Artists Colony

Mount Herzl National Cemetery

September 13th 2010

Israel’s national cemetery, Mt. Herzl is named for Theodor Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism, who is also buried there. Mt. Herzl is located in western Jerusalem, not far from Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. These two memorials make the area a poignant destination for all visitors to […]

Hebron – Holy City of Earth

September 13th 2010

The holy city of Hebron, located 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem, is known most for the Cave of the Patriarchs (Ma’arat Hamachpela), resting place of the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs. Established in ancient times, Hebron has been home to a continual Jewish presence, from Joshua’s conquest of the Land of Israel all the way until […]

Gush Etzion

September 13th 2010

Currently home to some 20 thriving communities and 20,000 people, the Judean Hills block known as Gush Etzion did not have an easy start. Today it’s the perfect region for exploring Zionist and Biblical history, Israeli rural living and adventure tourism. The first Zionist settlers came to Gush Etzion in 1927, established, and then quickly […]

Kfar Etzion

September 13th 2010

Kfar Etzion is a religious kibbutz located in the southern West Bank. Founded in 1927, it was established as a farming community known as Migdal Eder. In 1929 it was destroyed during the Palestinian riots, and rebuilt in the 1930s as Kfar Etzion. It fell again after 1948 but was re-established once again in 1967. […]

Rachel’s Tomb – Our Matriach

September 13th 2010

Rachel’s Tomb, or Kever Rahel, is located near the northern entrance to Bethlehem, on the Israeli side of the West Bank barrier. It is the burial place of Rachel, one of the four matriarchs mentioned in the Bible. Rachel is known as the eternal mother who cares for all her children during times of distress. […]

Beit Guvrin National Park

March 9th 2010

Beit Guvrin National Park is best known for the hundreds of caves that were dug here by hand in ancient times. Nature created the hillside in a soft, chalky substance and covered them with a layer of rock, known as nari. The caves are the result of human hands that created underground open spaces within […]