The Russian Compound in Jerusalem

russian compound in jerusalem

The Russians have played a significant part in shaping Israel’s past and present history, leaving their mark and legacy in the country. Russians make up a quarter of Israel’s total population. So, it is not surprising that the Russian language is the most widely spoken non-official language in Israel (see the most … Read more

Museum of Underground Prisoners

façade section of the museum of underground prisoners

With over 200 museums, Israel is one of the countries with the highest number of museums per capita in the world. And Jerusalem is always a great place to start to go museum-hopping. While Jerusalem is home to Israel Museum, one of the world’s leading museums, remember that the city has other … Read more

Things to See in the New City of Jerusalem

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As a top Holy Land destination, Jerusalem is home to the Old City, where the famous Western Wall and the four quarters (Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian) are located. However, Jerusalem also has a “New City.” If you look at Jerusalem’s map, you will realize that the more recently established part of … Read more

Cycling in Jerusalem

two persons riding bikes

Jerusalem is known for its famous holy sites. But what many people do not know is that the city is also an excellent destination for bikers. When you think of biking in Israel, Tel Aviv almost always comes to mind. The coastal city is all plane ground, making it indeed perfect for … Read more

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

5 things to do in the holy city of Jerusalem

5 things to do in the holy city of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is definitely one of the unique places in the world one would love to visit. It is considered to have rich history; no wonder why people from all walks life visit there. It is an excellent platform for students to learn, especially those studying history and religions. But if the academic … 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

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