Mahane Yehuda & Nachlaot Album

Mahane Yehuda & Nachlaot Album

Mahane Yehuda (or Machane Yehuda) is Jerusalem‘s famous food market just off the Jaffa Road. Mahane Yehuda is a Jerusalem institution. Although traffic changes and a more urban lifestyle with supermarkets and corner shops have made a visit to the “shuk” (the market) less of a necessity; the devotees make a weekly … Read more

Muslim Quarter Photos

Muslim Quarter Photos

The Muslim Quarter is one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Muslim Quarter is the largest and the most populous of all the four quarters, extending from the Lions’ Gate in the east, along the northern wall of the Temple Mount on the south, to the Damascus … Read more

Mount Zion

Mount Zion

Mt. Zion – David’s Tomb, the Last Supper and Pentecost, Crowned by a Minaret Mt. Zion is a wide spur of elevated land extending south of the Armenian Quarter outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.  It is a microcosm of Jerusalem’s sanctity to all three monotheistic religions.  The same … Read more

The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum recently reopened after a multi-year renovation program. According to the guide, overall the new museum is around twice the size of the old museum. The Israel Museum is simply spectacular. The main part of the museum consists of three main sections – Fine Arts, Archaeology and Jewish Art and … Read more

Jerusalem Winter Wonderland – Snow in Jerusalem

railroad track covered in snow

Jerusalem (or the entire Israel for that matter) isn’t known for snowy winters. However, in recent years major snow storms and overall inclement weather can brought practical inconveniences and headaches. After a week of very atypical winter storms all over Israel with sandstorms, fierce winds, huge amounts of rain (and sadly flooding) … Read more

Essential Jerusalem Tour

Jonathan’s Essential Jerusalem Tour

This is a tour of Jerusalem that I have used successfully with many friends and business colleagues. It takes 2-3 hours and is best done in the early evening as it gets cooler as the evening stretches into night. However, if you are only around during the day, bring a hat, lots … Read more

Old City Ramparts Tour

Old City Ramparts Tour

One of the best things to do in Jerusalem is the Old City Ramparts walk – it is also a great children’s (of almost all ages) activity. The Ramparts Walk is considered one of the hidden gems in the city — from locals and tourists alike. It’s not because it is usually … Read more

Cycling in the Jerusalem Hills

Cycling in the Jerusalem Hills

An Introduction to Cycling in the Judean Hills The Judean Hills are just 40 minutes from Jerusalem (or 50 minutes from Tel Aviv) — but you feel like you’re several worlds away from the city with the area’s postcard-pretty landscapes that are comparable to those in Switzerland. Aside from their natural beauty, … Read more

The Armenian Quarter – Old City Jerusalem

The Armenian Quarter - Old City Jerusalem

The Armenian Quarter Jerusalem – Introduction The Armenian Quarter is located in the southwestern quadrant of Jerusalem’s Old City. It is located on the southwestern corner of the Old City and can be accessed through the Zion Gate and Jaffa Gate. Quiet and enigmatic, it is primarily a residential neighborhood. A large … Read more

Zion Gate to Jaffa Gate – Outside the Walls

Zion Gate to Jaffa Gate – Outside the Walls

Before the guided short walk between the Zion Gate and the Jaffa Gate, first of all you should learn about the two historical gates, both of which belong to the so-called “Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.” Zion Gate – Located on south-western side of the Old City, it is one … Read more