Articles Tagged ‘Mt Zion’

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...

Sylvester=New Year’s in Israel

Sylvester=New Year’s in Israel December 30, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Jewish New Year is celebrated in the early fall, so Israelis don’t really use the term New Year for the day that marks the beginning of the secular year.  Ironically, we join with Germany and many northern European and Scandinavian countries in calling the day Sylvester–after St. Sylvester. This...

Best Ways to Spend Christmas in Jerusalem

December 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem and Bethlehem are less than 5 miles apart, so for travelers who are spending Christmas in the Holy Land, chances are you’ll be looking for things to do in both places over the upcoming holiday weekend. Israel is one of the few western countries where Christmas is not a national holiday–with...

Hidden Gems of Jerusalem

Hidden Gems of Jerusalem August 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Jerusalem is home to a myriad of hidden gems–any city that’s been in existence as long as Jerusalem under so many different rulers is bound to have both ancient and modern hidden spots worth exploring. Here’s a first short-list of five must-see spots that will be conversation stoppers...

Jerusalem Named Best City in Africa & Middle East

Jerusalem Named Best City in Africa & Middle East July 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Well, of course I knew I lived in the best city in the Middle East, but now the powers-that-be at Travel and Leisure Magazine have named Jerusalem as the #1 city in Africa and the Middle East. (The last time Jerusalem made #1 was back in 2000). Beating out Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Amman, Marrakesh and Petra,...