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Jerusalem Prepares for the Jewish New Year

September 7, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Anyone venturing into the shuk or even a local supermarket in Israel this week could be forgiven for thinking that a famine was imminent in the land. Shoppers laden with huge nylon bags bulging with every kind of produce, fish, meat and bread may be seen staggering under the weight of their purchases,...

Five Ways You Know Rosh Hashana is Approaching in Jerusalem

Five Ways You Know Rosh Hashana is Approaching in Jerusalem August 29, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This time of year, several Jewish holydays arrive in quick succession. The first of them, Rosh Hashana– the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 8th and is celebrated for two days, followed by the Sabbath, so it’s a three-day festivity. Here are five ways you can tell  Rosh...

The World Comes to Jerusalem’s International Arts & Crafts Fair

The World Comes to Jerusalem’s International Arts & Crafts Fair August 4, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Artists from 39 countries have arrived in Jerusalem for the summer’s biggest arts festival–the International Arts & Crafts Fair, known to locals as Hutzot Hayotzer–the name of the permanent artists quarter just outside the walls of the Old City where the fair originated 35 years...

Snacking Your Way Through Jerusalem.

Snacking Your Way Through Jerusalem. July 6, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
So let’s say you’re spending a few days or weeks in Jerusalem and you’ve shlepped all over the Old City and in and out of all those religious sites, up and down the hills and through every museum listed in NileGuide–you’re bound to get a bit hungry along the way. But you...

The $5 Meal Challenge Continues: Jerusalem

The $5 Meal Challenge Continues: Jerusalem June 20, 2010 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
The hungry Jerusalem tourist on a budget can find satiation at any one of probably a few hundred falafel places throughout the city, where 20-35 shekels (about $4-$7) can buy you a pita overflowing with schawarma or falafel and an array of dips, salads, and greasy delights. But choosing just one to recommend...

The $5 Meal Challenge–in Jerusalem??

The $5 Meal Challenge–in Jerusalem?? June 16, 2010 | Food | Read More
Ever since NileGuide announced the $5 meal challenge I’ve been desperately searching around Jerusalem to try to find ANYTHING apart from the ubiquitous felafel (about $2.75) that fits that bill. Lunch with traditional Israeli food for $5??  That’s about 19NIS (New Israeli Shekel)–that’s...

Shakespeare, Wine and Jazz in a Jerusalem Garden

Shakespeare, Wine and Jazz in a Jerusalem Garden May 28, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem’s Botanical Garden is much more than just a place to enjoy and learn about plants and trees. Over the next few weeks, in addition to the regular displays and exhibits of flowers and plants from South Africa, Europe, North America, Australia and Southeast Asia, the Gardens will play host...

Jerusalem: A Place to Take Your Time

Jerusalem: A Place to Take Your Time May 21, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Many visitors come to Israel for the first time and think they’ll spend a few days in Tel Aviv, maybe head up to the Sea of Galilee, take a quick tour of Masada and the Dead Sea and then see Jerusalem in one or two days. Not so fast!!  Even though Jerusalem is relatively compact, don’t expect...
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