Underground Jerusalem: A Visit to the Western Wall Tunnel

western wall tunnel

It may sound a little biased, but there are countless reasons why everyone should visit Israel, from the most visited spots to the often-ignored gems to rising tourism stars. Jerusalem is often the first stop for people visting Israel, especially for first-time tourists. It is the holiest city in the world, and … Read more

Jerusalem Festival of Light

Jerusalem Festival of Light

The Jerusalem Festival of Light was held for a week in June – from June 15 to June 22 in the Old City of Jerusalem. Once again, the festival illuminated the Old City as the the walls and surrounding streets and buildings became a luminous and colorful carnival of light installations and … Read more

Summer Events in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is organizing an amazingly busy summer; packed with many different events. The Jerusalem scene has something to offer almost everybody. Jerusalem is definitely the place to be – so whether you are visiting Israel or live locally and are just planning a few days away come and spend some time in … Read more

The Soreq Stalectite Cave

The Soreq Stalectite Cave

The Soreq Stalactite Cave (also called Avshalom Cave or simply Soreq Cave) is a 5,000 square meter (50,000 square feet) cave in the Judean hills not far from Bet Shemesh. It has a dense concentration of magnificent stalactites. The cave was discovered accidentally in May 1968, by a quarrying crew. Like other … Read more

Sound the Shofar Exhibition – Bible Lands Museum

facade of a building with an obelisk like structure

The popular Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem has a new exhibition running – Sound of the Shofar. About the Shofar The Shofar (Ram’s Horn) is one of the most dramatic, inspiring and poignant of Jewish religious items in the annual cycle. It’s origins go back to the Binding of Isaac by Abraham … Read more

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Introduction to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest place in Jerusalem for most Christians (See also Christian Quarter Photo Album). It is revered as the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, as well as several additional associated events.  The church also … Read more

The Via Dolorosa – The Way of the Cross

The Via Dolorosa – The Way of the Cross

The Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem is the most important street, or more aptly route, in the world for most of Christendom.  It is revered in most Christian traditions as the route which Jesus carried the cross from the Praetorium, where he was condemned to Golgotha or Calvary, with … Read more

Abu Gosh

Abu Gosh

Abu Gosh Nestled in the Jerusalem Hills, Abu Gosh is the town which is known as the “hummus capital of Israel.” “Abu Gosh,” according to one version, is the name of an Arab family that settled in the Judean hills in the early 16th century. They controlled the pilgrimage route from Jaffa to … Read more

Chamshushalayim – 4 Jerusalem Weekends

Tiloun at Jerusalem Jazz Festival

Chamshushalayim Winters in Jerusalem are typically mild with some cold and rainy days (with temperatures nearly never dropping below freezing temperature). Once in a while you may chance-encounter snow storm in the city, and in recent years people have seen about a couple of huge snow storms. Wintertime in Jerusalem is also … Read more