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Free Museum Entrance for International Museum Day 2011

Free Museum Entrance for International Museum Day 2011 May 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Almost every museum in Israel will be taking part in International Museum Day that takes place on Wednesday, May 18 this year.  That means free entrance to the latest exhibits at 76 museums all across the country, including most of Jerusalem’s prime cultural outlets. Israel Museum, Jerusalem....

Festivals and More Festivals in Jerusalem

Festivals and More Festivals in Jerusalem May 11, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Have you ever been to a Philosophy Festival? If you feel like sharing ideas with some of the 21st century’s top leading minds from all over the world–then drop in on the What’s On Your Mind Philosophy festival in Jerusalem between May 18-20. Philosophy not your thing? Pretty much anyone...

Israel Independence Day Fly Overs: Yom Haatzmaut Air Displays

Israel Independence Day Fly Overs: Yom Haatzmaut Air Displays May 7, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Part of the hoopla associated with Yom Ha’atzmaut–Israel Independence Day is a series of air displays. Since Israel is a tiny country: Map drawn to scale: the entire State of Israel fits neatly inside Lake Michigan it doesn’t take too long for jets to fly over the entire area, so it...

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut in Jerusalem

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut in Jerusalem May 6, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Spring in Israel is filled with holy days, remembrance days, and holidays.  With Passover, Easter, and Holocaust Remembrance Day behind us, the country turns to Memorial Day and Independence Day — two days of intense emotion and unique local customs. Memorial Day — Yom Hazikaron (officially...

Avoid Post-Passover and Easter Blues in the Holy Land

Avoid Post-Passover and Easter Blues in the Holy Land April 25, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
More than 50,000 Jews came to the Western Wall for the Blessing of the Priests last Thursday. Tens of thousands of Christians mobbed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa during Easter celebrations — but now the festivities are drawing to a close, as the Passover holiday ends on...

Last Minute Passover in Jerusalem Details

Last Minute Passover in Jerusalem Details April 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Stores and restaurants are closing down for the Passover holiday that begins Monday night with the Seder.  Most will stay closed and reopen on Wednesday. A few holiday events we missed in our last blog: Wednesday, April 20: In the plaza in front of Jaffa Gate an all day holiday happening that includes...

Passover and Holy Week in Jerusalem: What You Need to Know

Passover and Holy Week in Jerusalem: What You Need to Know April 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Passover and Holy Week are among the busiest and most exciting times of the year in Jerusalem. The convergence of pilgrims descending on the Holy City from every corner of the world and the multitude of Christian and Jewish rituals observed during the coming week can be overwhelming — but they...

Best and Worst Times to Do Things in Jerusalem

Best and Worst Times to Do Things in Jerusalem April 6, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Jerusalem definitely has its own rhythm–as a city that’s home to three of the world’s major religions, there are certain times of day, days of the week, seasons of the year when you’ll either want to make a point of visiting certain sites in the city, or, you’ll want to...

Israel Time: Clocks Spring Forward April 1

Israel Time: Clocks Spring Forward April 1 March 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
While the U.S went over to summer time on the second Sunday of March, and the UK does the same on the last Sunday of March, here in Israel the date for springing the clock forward one hour takes place this coming Friday at 2  a.m–April Fools Day. So what can visitors to Jerusalem do with their...

Jerusalem Marathon: How to Keep Out of the Way!

Jerusalem Marathon: How to Keep Out of the Way! March 21, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Runners in the first Jerusalem International Marathon to be held on Friday, March 25 are getting in their final training miles–and the rest of us are gearing up for major disruptions as the marathon takes over the city. Take a breather at the Church of the Dormition Along with the full 26.2 mile...
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