Relaxing on the Jerusalem Tayelet

Relaxing on the Jerusalem Tayelet

The Jerusalem Tayelet is one of the must visit places in any tour of Jerusalem, because of its stunning views  of the Old & New Cities, Mount Scopus & Mount of Olives and the dessert. See The Tayelet & Jonathan’s Essential Jerusalem Tour. It is considered one of the best places to … Read more

Be An Archaeologist for the Day – Emek Zurim NP

Be An Archaeologist for the Day – Emek Zurim NP

One of the more unusual and rewarding things that you can do in Jerusalem is to be an archaeologist for (part of) the day in Emek Zurim (which means “valley of flints” in Hebrew) near Mount Scopus. It is a really unusual activity that connects you with the real history of Jerusalem. … Read more

Hanging Out in Emek Refaim

Hanging Out in Emek Refaim

Emek Refaim (literally means “Valley of Ghosts” or “Valley of Giants”) is the German Colony, a neighborhood in Jerusalem. It is a well known street fairly close to the city center and easily accessible by public transport and a pleasant walk from the city center hotels.   Many of the buildings on … Read more

Bar Kochba Cave Gallery

Bar Kochba Cave Gallery

These caves are attributed to the Bar Kochba rebellion. It helps to have some history crash course to know the significance of these caves to modern-day Israelis, especially the Jewish people. Several various underground tactical caves dug and carved in the Shefelah region were made as the Jews’ hideouts in the preparation … Read more

Jerusalem Hills Views

Jerusalem Hills Views

A collection of some of the views in the Jerusalem Hills. “Jerusalem Hills” is a term for the northern part of the much broader Judean Mountains, which extends into the West Bank area. Sometimes, “Jerusalem Hills,” “Judean Hills,” and “Judean Mountains” are used interchangeably. The Judean Mountains is a mountain range where … Read more

Kotel by Night Album

Kotel by Night Album

The Kotel (Western Wall – Wailing Wall) is open for prayer at all hours of every day and night, and at pretty much anytime you will find people visiting & praying. The Kotel is perhaps most often visited by tourists during the day – especially on Monday, Thursday or Shabbat (the most … Read more

Roman Bath found in Jerusalem’s Old City

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In the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, archaeologists have found a pool dating from year 70 with the insignia of the Tenth Roman Legion – another impressive find from that period apparently showing the extent of the city at that time. The pool was apparently part of the military’s leisure facility … Read more

Mt Zion Album

Mt Zion Album

Mt Zion is just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It has significance for all three monotheistic religions; and has many interesting sites – including King David’s Tomb & The Room of the Last Supper. It also has some superb views – especially from the Mt Zion Viewpoint. Landmarks … Read more

Ein Yael

Ein Yael

On the other side of the Emek Refaim valley – not to be confused with the well known street of the same name – across from the zoo, is the Ein Yael Living Museum (also and formerly known as Ein Yael Active Museum). It is a step back in time with a Roman Road, … Read more

Don’t Miss in the New City of Jerusalem

Don’t Miss in the New City of Jerusalem

Jerusalem (New City) is the official capital of Israel. It is home to over 936,425 people (as of 2019) of different religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds: Jewish, Muslim, and Christian. Here are some recommendations of must visit places in Jerusalem’s New City. Three views of Jerusalem To understand Jerusalem you should try … Read more