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Jerusalem: Top 10 Places to Meet Locals

Jerusalem: Top 10 Places to Meet Locals November 11, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Israelis are known as sabras–after the yellowish/green fruit of a cactus bush that’s prickly on the outside but soft and sweet inside.  So while you may encounter brusque Israelis on your travels through the Holy Land, it’s worth spending a little time trying to get to know the locals...

Best Views in Jerusalem

Best Views in Jerusalem November 5, 2011 | What's New | Read More
There’s a lot to take in in Jerusalem, and whether you’re a casual traveler who’s come to see the sights; a pilgrim focused on experiencing the city where two of the world’s major religions were born or someone who wants to understand more about this city that’s always in...

Jerusalem’s Shrine of the Book:Home of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jerusalem’s Shrine of the Book:Home of the Dead Sea Scrolls September 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The most ancient Biblical scrolls ever discovered have been housed in the specially designed Shrine of the Book at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum since 1965. The Shrine is kept at a perfect temperature for preservation of the ancient scrolls by continual jets of cool water streaming down on the structure. Dating...

Mid-Way Through the Jerusalem Film Festival

Mid-Way Through the Jerusalem Film Festival July 14, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s not to soon to report that the 28th Jerusalem Film Festival lives up to its reputation as one of Israel’s premier cultural events of the year. You still have time to catch some of the superb Israeli documentaries and features that will give you a glimpse into this complex and dynamic...

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Summer Concerts

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Summer Concerts June 24, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Looking for some free summer entertainment? Besides all the festivals that make up the summer cultural season in Jerusalem, the holy city is the place to be for free (or almost free) concerts to suit every taste.   Meir Banai performs in Jerusalem. © Judy Lash Balint The added bonus with Jerusalem’s...

Total Lunar Eclipse Over Israel this Wednesday, June 15

Total Lunar Eclipse Over Israel this Wednesday, June 15 June 13, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Along with most of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Israel will experience a total lunar eclipse this coming Wednesday evening. Kind of ironic, given that it’s also the opening night of Jerusalem’s popular Festival of Light! As tens of thousands of visitors descend on the Old City to enjoy...

Jerusalem, Israel: Opera Festival gets Underway

Jerusalem, Israel: Opera Festival gets Underway June 3, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
What a week–no sooner were the Jerusalem Day celebrations over, when the Opera Festival started out on its series of fabulous events. With performances scheduled for Masada and  Jerusalem, there’s still time to snag tickets for one of the gala events, if you’ll be in Jerusalem over...

Off the beaten track activity for Jerusalem Day: Yom Yerushalayim

Off the beaten track activity for Jerusalem Day: Yom Yerushalayim May 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
While everyone else is joining in the mass Rikudegalim (dancing with flags) to mark Jerusalem Day on Wednesday * (see below for details), you may want to celebrate another event that occurs on the same date.  The Hebrew date that marks the anniversary of the death of the prophet Samuel is the same as...

Jerusalem, Israel: Outdoor Concerts for Your Calendar

Jerusalem, Israel: Outdoor Concerts for Your Calendar May 27, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Jerusalem night life is pretty lively with clubs, cafes, art cinema houses, theater and concerts.  But during the summer, it’s the outdoor concerts in spectacular places that catch the attention and can cap off a visit to the holy city.   Outdoor concert in Jerusalem's Sultans Pool Over...

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Festival Opens Tonight with Strange Fruit

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Festival Opens Tonight with Strange Fruit May 23, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Strange Fruit–a performance art group from Melbourne, Australia, is the opening act for the 50th Israel Festival that kicks off in Jerusalem tonight. The theater, dance, circus act performers give two 20-minute free shows on Monday at 5 p.m and 7 p.m in Zion Square (Kikar Zion) downtown Jerusalem. Get...