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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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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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Room of the Last Supper in Jerusalem

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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Ahead of Easter, thousands mark holy fire rite in Jerusalem

The small doorway to the traditional site of Jesustomb 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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Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb in Israel is situated near the heart of Jerusalem, also known as Gordon’s Cavalry and which others believed was the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea. It rest outside the city walls and within a short distance from the Gates of Damascus. It is part of the Rock-cut tombs in Ancient Israel with elaborate facades and manifold of burial chambers where it is believed and considered as to where …

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Kidron Valley in Jerusalem

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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Dominus Flevit

… Flevit rest upon an ancient site, accessed with a steep pathway going uphill, towering above the Kidron valley towards the Mount of Olives or from the bottom near the Basilica of Agony and Mary’s tomb. A Roman Catholic church and an ancient place of God’s acre where rich findings of uncovered artifacts and tombs were traced back from the time of the Canaanite period and Byzantine eras.

A fabled place were Jesus pass by on his last, fateful journey 2,000 years ago and gazed upon a …

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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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Zion Gate in Jerusalem

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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Are these the nails used to crucify Jesus?

HaShalom forest is a small grove of pines sandwiched between the Abu Tur neighborhood and main promenade in Jerusalem. Anyone walking along the road that snakes through the grove can see a green pipe rising from the ground and reaching a height of several meters.

This pipe, if journalist Simcha Jacobovici is to be believed, this is the physical tip of an archeological detective story in the style of the Da Vinci Code.

And …

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Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives is located at the Eastern side of Kidron valley, named after the Olive trees that grew on it’s hillside during historic times. Became the most holiest cemetery, believed by the Jewish tradition that Messiah will bring the dead back to life.  It’s across the Kidron Creek  where the entire hill sides  is covered by thousands of grave stones facing the old city of Jerusalem. The

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The 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 buried.

The church was built …

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Hevron Rabbi’s Tomb Found after 118 Years

Searchers recently found the tombstone of Rabbi Shaul Yehudah-Lieb Hacohen Liebin, a leader in the Chabad-chassidic community of Hevron who passed away 118 years ago. Over the course of time, the memory of his exact burial place was lost.

The tomb was found on the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Leibin’s descendants will gather Friday to hold a memorial service at his grave. Following the

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Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History

Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History

David Klinghoffer

Publisher: Doubleday

Why did the Jews reject Jesus? Was he really the son of God? Were the Jews culpable in his death? These ancient questions have been debated for almost two thousand years, most recently with the release of Mel Gibson’s explosive The Passion of the Christ. The controversy was never merely academic. The legal status and security of Jews—often their very lives—depended on the answer.

In WHY THE JEWS …

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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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Israelis arrested at Joseph’s Tomb

Israeli police on Tuesday arrested a group of Israelis on an illegal trip to a flashpoint religious site where several Jews were shot by Palestinian police last month.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the group was arrested near the contested Joseph’s Tomb site by the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

“We arrested more than a dozen Jewish worshippers who were at Joseph’s Tomb without authorisation,” Rosenfeld told …

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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

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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Rabbi: Coordinate Joseph’s Tomb visits

… called on rabbis and religious leaders this week not to send their students to pray at Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, without coordinating the visit with the Israel Defense Forces.

Speaking following Sunday’s  shooting incident at the holy site, which left one Jewish worshipper dead and several injured, the rabbi condemned religious leaders encouraging their followers to pray there.

Read more : @ ynetnews.com

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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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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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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 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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