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

Jerusalem Bird Observatory

Jerusalem Bird Observatory

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory (JBO) is without doubt one of the “secret places” of Jerusalem. It is not all that well known even to Jerusalemites. The Jerusalem Bird Observatory was established in 1994 by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. Naturalist Amir Balaban and theornithologist Gidon Perleman. It is … 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

Qasr al Yahud Baptism Site

Qasr al Yahud (The Jews’ Castle or Palace) is a site on the banks of the Jordan River not far from Jericho. Christian tradition associates Qasr al Yahud with the site of Jesus’ baptism by Matthew (Matthew 3) and it has been revered as such from at least the fourth century. There … Read more

Don’t Miss in the Galilee

Don’t Miss in the Galilee

The Galilee – two seas, two ranges of mountains, lots of villages, walks and magical spaces. Here are some of the places that will quickly become your favorite. Zefat Zefat (or Safed, Tzfat, Zefat, Tsfat, whatever you want to call it) is a city of artists and Kabbalah set in the mountains. It … Read more