Articles Tagged ‘Temple Mount’

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,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose November 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
While Jerusalem may not be thought of as the most romantic city in the world, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most historic and meaningful places on the planet, so why not plan on making one of the most meaningful declarations of your life and propose there? There are some astoundingly...

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: Home of Al Aksa and the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem,Israel: Home of Al Aksa and the Mount of Olives September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Al-Aksa Mosque, in the foreground, is the less flashy but more holy Moslem site on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  A few hundred yards to the north is the Dome of the Rock that gets way more photo attention thanks to its beautiful gold dome. Al Aksa is the third holiest site in the world for Moslems...

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...

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...

What’s new at Jerusalem’s little western wall?

What’s new at Jerusalem’s little western wall? January 10, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Kotel Hakatan or small western wall made it into my list of top 10 interesting synagogues–today I found out that the Israel Antiquities Authority has started renovation work on the site to make it easier to find and more pleasant to pray at once you get there… Here’s the new sign–not...

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...

Blog Action Day: Water in Jerusalem

Blog Action Day: Water in Jerusalem October 14, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
This year’s Blog Action Day topic is water–a topic that’s been on the agenda for Jerusalem since the city was founded by King David more than 3,000 years ago. Despite its strategic location as a city on the ridge that divides the Judean hills from the desert, Jerusalem has only one...

Jerusalem of Gold–Ofra Haza

August 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
One of the most beautiful modern songs about Jerusalem–Jerusalem Of Gold–sung with passion  by the late Ofra Haza along with some beautiful panoramas of the golden city. If this doesn’t make you want to get on a plane and get over here nothing will! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH8gtdDA5x0&sns=fb[/youtube]