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Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem

The Monastery of the Cross is located outside the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a private Byzantine monastery. According to traditions, its exact spot is where the famous tree, primarily composed of olive, cypress and cedar grew that was used to make Christ’s cross and that’s were it acquired its name.

Walls surround the church, appearing like a castle rather than a Holy place. These …

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

1.)  Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also called as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, located in the Old city of Jerusalem, far famed as the Christians holiest site and has been an significant pilgrimage since the 4th century. A monumental landmark respected as the Golgotha or Calvary wherein Christ was crucified and the tomb where he is …

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Christ Church in Jerusalem

Christ Church in Jerusalem

Christ Church is found in Jerusalem’s Old City. It is the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East. Christ Church is considered as the heart of prayer and worship for all people.  Religious people and pilgrims come to this place to encounter the kingdom of Heaven.  Three architects are responsible for the design of the church.  The 1 st one was William Curry Hillier in August 1840, followed by James Wood …

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Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa is a Latin word for Way of suffering or Way of grief. It is one of the most famous architectural monuments in the old city of Jerusalem. Far famed as the path where Jesus suffered and walked carrying the crucifixion cross that led to his demise. It starts from the place where he was tried, condemned, and his bereavement.

The way of the Via Dolorosa starts at the eastern side of  the Lion’s Gate in the Old city and …

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Mamilla in Jerusalem

Mamilla in Jerusalem

Mamilla was an early neighborhood built outside the old city of Jerusalem, which is west from the Jaffa Gate.  It was initially built in 1890 as a central business district by the Jewish and Arab. In 1920, it was practically occupied by the Jews. At that time, Mamilla neighborhood was regarded as a significant commercial area, place of the municipal buildings and outside the Old City walls was the first post office.  The Arab-Israeli war …

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Kidron Valley in Jerusalem

kidron valley

Kidron valley is the valley on the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem that characterize significantly in the bible. Considered one of Jerusalem’s sacred place for it is located at the middle of Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives, wherein many important biblical and historical events occurred in this valley.

Mount Olives is the oldest cemetery in Jerusalem where it is believed that when Messiah comes, …

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Messod and Michal Wizman Laid To Rest in Jerusalem

Messod and Michal Wizman Laid To Rest in Jerusalem

Scores attended the Jerusalem funeral of the young couple murdered last week in the Marrakesh terrorist bombing.

Messod Wizman, 32, and his wife Michal (Zekry) Wizman, of Shanghai, China, were laid to rest in the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem.

Accompanying family members of the young couple were Chabad representatives to Shanghai, China, where the Wizmans lived with their 3-year old …

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Western Wall Tunnel in Jerusalem

Western Wall Tunnel in Jerusalem

The Western Wall Tunnel is a tunnel found underground revealing the whole view of the Western Wall.  It is situated under buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel and it is close to the Western Wall.  The external part of the wall is roughly 60 m long, while the greater part of it is hidden underground.

In the 19 th century, researchers from Jerusalem were trying to uncover the

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El Gaucho Restaurant in Jerusalem

El Gaucho Restaurant in Jerusalem

The El Gaucho Restaurant in Jerusalem set inside an old stone house is situated in the downtown Nahalat Shiva vicinity.  The stone building has arches inside, a flagstone floor with wooden tables and ceiling beams. It is created to resemble a South American lodge. The food, charcoal and all the decorations imports everything from Argentina.  If you are a steak lover, this restaurant is …

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Abu Shukri Restaurant in Jerusalem

Abu Shukri Restaurant in Jerusalem

Abu Shukri, which is located where the Via Dolorosa and AL Wad Road intersect, is one of the most popular restaurants in Jerusalem because of its superb food quality and varied delicacies in the most affordable prices.  It is a small, family-owned restaurant and the loyal customers have kept them in business throughout the years. They serve mainly Palestinian food.  The restaurant is well known for hummus, which is a …

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Bistro Restaurant in Jerusalem

Bistro Restaurant in Jerusalem

Bistro Restaurant in Jerusalem is an elegant French/Italian restaurant located in Ein Kerem, which is a former Arab village and believed to be John the Baptist’s birthplace. Ein Kerem is regarded as the most attractive and luxurious area in Jerusalem.   It has a very private neighborhood in West Jerusalem having a tranquil atmosphere.  The scenery is magnificent as cypress and olive trees encircled the

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Recalling an Evil Idealist

Three days after Pesach in 5721 (1961), the trial of Adolf Eichmann, a top deputy of Adolf Hitler known as “the architect of the Holocaust,” opened in Jerusalem. April 11 marked that day’s fiftieth anniversary on the non-Jewish calendar and yielded an assortment of commemorations, reflections and revelations.

Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust museum, uploaded footage of the entire Eichmann trial to the Internet for public …

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Room of the Last Supper in Jerusalem

The Room of the Last supper is a two-story building in Jerusalem.  It is believed that in the upper room is the place where Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples.  It is found exactly above the Tomb of David and near the Domition Abbey on Mount Zion. Not enough evidences were shown as to its accuracy. For that reason, we cannot truly claim that the authentic site is the present …

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Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem

Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem

Mamilla Hotel is one of the finest, exquisite and luxurious hotels in Jerusalem.  Situated at the heart of the city, it has amazing views of the Tower of David, Old City Walls, Jaffa Gate and Alroy Mamilla Avenue, which is the new entertainment and shopping stores.  The elegant combination of modern style with the distinctive rich culture of Jerusalem makes the hotel truly enchanting.  People who have visited …

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Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem

Mamilla Hotel is one of the finest, exquisite and luxurious hotels in Jerusalem.  Situated at the heart of the city, it has amazing views of the Tower of David, Old City Walls, Jaffa Gate and Alroy Mamilla Avenue, which is the new entertainment and shopping stores. The elegant combination of modern style with the distinctive rich culture of Jerusalem makes the hotel truly enchanting.  That is why, people would …

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Ahead of Easter, thousands mark holy fire rite in Jerusalem

Ahead of Easter, thousands mark holy fire rite in Jerusalem

The small doorway to the traditional site of Jesus’ tomb cracked open to reveal a bright flame and tens of thousands of worshippers cheered ecstatically, marking the pinnacle of Easter Week’s holy fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

The annual ritual has been practiced for at least the last 1,200 years on the day before Easter, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection. …

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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Jerusalem

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Jerusalem

The Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Jerusalem covers around 1,250 acres of rolling hills in the Judean Lowlands. The hills, which are roughly 400 meters above sea level, are primarily composed of chalk covered with a harder rock called the “Nari”.  It has a thin layer that could be use as roofs for caves.  The thick layer of soft limestone below is easy to dig. Hundreds of caves …

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Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem

Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem

The Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem is a place of a wide collection of marvelous antique and rare artifacts, all with Jewish significance.  Approximately 5,000 items are on display in the museum.  Each item has a story to tell as it represents a Jewish history thousands of years ago. Anyone who is fascinated with candlestick holders and Chanukah menorahs are more than delighted to visit the

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Zion Gate in Jerusalem

The Zion Gate in Jerusalem, which is also known as David’s Gate, acquired its name from the belief that King David’s tomb is on Mt. Zion.  The gate is found along the southern wall of the old city in front of Mount Zion and Hebron. In 1540 AD, the Ottomans built the gate.   In the gate, you would come across a stone plate honoring the person who designed it by the name of Sultan …

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Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem

Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem

The Church of Mary Magdalene is one of Jerusalem’s main attractions on the Mount of Olives with its unique style.  David Grimm created the design of the church in the traditional Russian style with tented roof that was popular in 16 th and 17 th century in Russia.   It also includes seven golden onion domes that have been newly painted and glitter in the sun. With its beautifully carved …

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Poster calling to boycott stores where Arabs work with Jewish women spotted in Jerusalem

Poster calling to boycott stores where Arabs work with Jewish women spotted in Jerusalem

“Do you want your grandson to be named Ahmed ben Sarah?” a street poster slapped on the walls of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods inquires, in a not-so-subtle dig at the Yesh retail chain.

The problem the authors of the broadside (pashkevil, in Hebrew ) have is that Yesh, the Haredi arm of the Super-Sol supermarket chain, allows Arab men to work alongside Jewish women.

Read more : @ haaretz.com

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Cinematheque in Jerusalem

Cinematheque in Jerusalem

The Cinematheque in Jerusalem is located in a splendid area overlooking old city walls and the Kidron valley. It is one of the finest cinema houses in Jerusalem. Initiated by Lia and Wim Van Leer, the film archive is the main reason why it was developed and built. If you are a movie-buff or a film-lover, then this place is perfect for you.  The cinema plays variety of films, whether it is the

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Golden Gate

Golden Gate

Golden Gate in Jerusalem is located on the eastern wall at the foot of Temple Mount, facing the western slope of the Mount of Olives crossing the Kidron Valley wherein you’ll find the Garden of Gethsemane, famous first century tombs and the way to Jericho and Bethany. The oldest, most famous and one of the few sealed gates in Jerusalem’s Old City Gates. There are 11 gates surrounds the Jerusalem’s Old …

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Uganda in Jerusalem

Uganda was launched in Jerusalem in May of 2005, with it’s primarily purpose of creating a bar, café specialist record/ dvd/ comic store and a venue. Different crowds especially the young and radical go there to interact and listen to good music, and foreign activists gather around to talk about arts and politics.  You could also go around and check the local bystanders.  The walls are lined with comic books and …

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German Colony in Jerusalem

German Colony in Jerusalem

The German Colony is a vicinity, located in southern Jerusalem and spreads out from both sides of Emek Refaim street. It is formed in Israel during the second half of the 19 th century by the affiliates of the Templar Society known as the Templars.  They are mainly farmers who belong to a German Christian group. The colony was constructed in a German village style with thatched rooftops of

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Ice Skating in Jerusalem

The new Jerusalem ice Skating Rink that was opened last March 10-April 14, 2011 in Safra Square proved to be a real success. The space featured 500 square meters of ice for skating plus a 200 square meters of area for hanging out, all covered by a vast 1000 square meter tent. Included in the non-ice area are coffee shops, booths and a small shopping area.

With a winter wonderland effect, the

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Haoman17 in Jerusalem

Haoman 17 in Jerusalem

Haoman 17 in Jerusalem has been regarded as one of the top nightclubs in the world. Famous DJs from around the world spin house music, techno, trip-hop and acid jazz electronic music.

This fashionable dance club has two dance floors that could accommodate just about 200 party animals. It is chicly decorated with a high-tech lighting setting including digital screen along with the stylishly made special …

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Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem

Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem

The Tomb of Jesus is located in the north of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Outside the city walls is a rock-cut tomb regarded by some to be the area of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. The whole place is covered with trees and bushes and appears to be isolated from the city. Once you are inside, you seem to be in a different world.  With a very peaceful scenery, it is indeed a perfect …

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Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Jerusalem

Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Jerusalem is one of the several tourist spots with historical significance. Considered as one of the excellent creation of water engineering in the pre-classical period, this tunnel goes below Ophel in JerusalemThe construction period is approximately in 701 BC under the supremacy of the King of Judah, Hezekiah.

In the City of David, which is outside the Old City walls of Jerusalem is …

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Tisch Family Zoological Garden in Jerusalem

Tisch Family Zoological Garden in Jerusalem

The Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, publicly recognized as the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens was formerly founded in 1928 by the late Prof. Aharon Shuloy, one of the pioneers in the field of zoology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  It started out as a small children’s zoo located at Harav Kook Street in central Jerusalem. In 1947, the zoo was transferred to the Hebrew University on …

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