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10 Things to See in Jerusalem’s Old City Jewish Quarter

10 Things to See in Jerusalem’s Old City Jewish Quarter April 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
The Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem today lies above the upper city of Jerusalem during Temple times–stop by the Wohl Archaeological Museum to see the remains of some of the beautiful mansions of the wealthy and upper class Jerusalemites of the Herodian period. Ancient synagogues are...

Jerusalem’s Oldest, Most Unusual Synagogue

Jerusalem’s Oldest, Most Unusual Synagogue February 17, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of synagogues in Jerusalem. From the tiny neighborhood shtiebels to the palatial Belz Synagogue that stands out on the northern Jerusalem skyline.  But the oldest, and most unusual synagogue in the city is the Karaite Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Karaite...

Jerusalem, Israel: Where to Take Visitors for Dinner

Jerusalem, Israel: Where to Take Visitors for Dinner November 15, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem shows itself off best via its neighborhoods, and the best places to take visitors for dinner are those that showcase the varied architecture and cuisine of the city. Take the Rooftop Restaurant of the Mamilla Hotel, for example.  No doubt your visitors will have spent a good portion of their...

Five Famous Buildings in Jerusalem

Five Famous Buildings in Jerusalem September 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem is not exactly lacking in famous buildings.  From the ancient to the ultra-modern, Israel’s capital is one of the most fascinating cities in the world for structures of every kind. Two of the iconic buildings in the Old City that appear on every official photo and in every tourist’s...

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Things to Do

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Things to Do July 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Like many capital cities, Jerusalem offers up a plethora of free things to do. You’ve spent enough money getting here and paying for a hotel or an apartment in the holy city — you don’t need to lay out hundreds more dollars, pounds, or shekel to enjoy everything Jerusalem has to offer. Old...

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...

Best Archaeological Sites in Jerusalem

Best Archaeological Sites in Jerusalem January 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s hard to avoid archaeology in Jerusalem–after all, you’re visiting a city that’s more than 3,000 years old that has been under the rule of some of the world’s most powerful empires, each of which has left its mark on the city. So how do you prioritize what to see in...

Jerusalem’s Western Wall Area to Get $23 million Upgrade

November 21, 2010 | What's New | Read More
More than 8 million people visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem every year.  Almost everyone who comes to Israel makes a pilgrimage to the Wall that is a remnant of the perimeter wall of the Second Temple built by King Herod.  The rest of the Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, but the retaining...

How to Find a Public Restroom in Jerusalem

How to Find a Public Restroom in Jerusalem November 6, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
1.When you’re walking through the Old City in Jerusalem and following instructions to drink lots of water, where can you find a public restroom, preferably one that doesn’t have a long line of tourists with the same thing on their minds? Here are a few suggestions of places near the major...

The Best $5 Cultural Activity in Jerusalem

The Best $5 Cultural Activity in Jerusalem September 28, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Even with the dollar sinking rapidly against the shekel–current rate is around 3.60NIS to the $–finding the best cultural activity in Jerusalem for $5 is not so difficult. In fact, many of the best cultural activities are free!  Think Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Room of the Last Supper, Mt...
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