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

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

Christian Quarter

Christian Quarter

The Christian Quarter is one of the four quarters in the Old City of Jerusalem, alongside Jewish, Muslim, and Armenian quarters. It occupies the northwest quadrant of the Old City. It is usually recognized as the grounds where Jesus was crucified and buried.  It is home to several dozen Christian institutions ranging … Read more

New Jerusalem Second Temple Tunnel Excavations Completed

New Jerusalem Second Temple Tunnel Excavations Completed

Excavations have been completed by the Israel Antiquities Authority on a Second Temple period drainage tunnel that links the area of the Davidson Centre with the City of David in Jerusalem. In the future there are plans to open the tunnel from the Davidson Centre allowing visitors to go under the Old … Read more

Jerusalem Playgrounds

Jerusalem Playgrounds

There are some great playgrounds available in Jerusalem allowing kids to run around and have fun. While parents are always advised to keep a eye on their kids; playground culture in Jerusalem tends to be a lot freer and more relaxed than in many other big cities around the world. Around the … Read more

Yad Kennedy (JFK Memorial)

Yad Kennedy (JFK Memorial)

Yad Kennedy (“Kennedy’s Memorial” in Hebrew) is one of the special spots just outside Jerusalem in the Jerusalem Forest. It is dedicated to the memory of the 35th US President, John F. Kennedy. Yad Kennedy is a somewhat large building on top of one of the highest hilltops in the area commanding … Read more

Jerusalem Swimming Pools

Jerusalem Swimming Pools

When it gets hot in Jerusalem and the program calls for a few hours or few days off, then a swimming pool is a great option. Most of the five-star hotels have a pool that is open to the public, although it is advised to check in advance about public access and … Read more

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