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

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Introduction to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest place in Jerusalem for most Christians (See also Christian Quarter Photo Album). It is revered as the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, as well as several additional associated events.  The church also … Read more

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