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Jerusalem - The Jewish Tour

Walk through the local colorful and lively Arab Market to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the fortress of the city, the Museum is most definitely the best way to present Jerusalem’s wonderful story.


Tefilin by the Western Wall Jerusalem
Tefilin by the Western Wall

Leaving the Old City through the famous Jaffa gate we will continue on to visit Ammunition Hill which is the official memorial site symbolizing the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem and was once a Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War.

 

Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall, Jerusalem
Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

Driving on to “Mea Shearim” to see the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities or visit Yemin Moshe which was the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City and in fact was the first area of Jewish settlement in Jerusalem outside the Old City walls.




 The Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, Jerusalem
The Knesset

A city tour is started with a drive by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament; see the huge Menorah which the British Parliament gave to Israel in 1956 with the biblical emblem.


Next stop is the Israel Museum and the new Holy Land model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. See the Shrine of the book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed. Continuing our drive to mount Hertzel, where the central military cemetery is located and Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education center is situated.


Yad Vashem Museum
Yad Vashem

 

The above tour is our suggested tour, below are some other sites of interest which can also be visited or combined with the Jerusalem tour.

City of David – Where it all began… The city of David is one of the most significant archeological sites.






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