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  • The Western Wall (Wailing Wall)

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    There is a plant between the rocks of the western wall. The name of the plant is Capparis spinosa (in hebrew it is "Tsa'laf"). There is a legend about the plant : When the romans attacked Jerusalem there was a boy called Tsalaf (the hebrew meaning of sniper) that stood on the western wall and fired arrows on the romans so they couldnt pass. The...

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  • Outside the Wall

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    Gehenna, gehinnam, or gehinnom are terms derived from a geographical site in Jerusalem known as the Valley of Hinnom, one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City. Gehenna is cited in the New Testament and in early Christian writing to represent the final place where the wicked will be punished or destroyed after resurrection. You...

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  • The Old City Gates

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    The Dung Gate is also known as Sha'ar Ha'ashpot or Gate of Silwan. The gate is situated near the southeast corner of the Old City, southwest of the Temple Mount. The gate is the closest to the Western Wall and is a main passage for vehicles. Directly behind the gate lies the entrance to the Western Wall compound. Buses stop on the road outside...

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  • Mount of Olives

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    Being on a Holy Land Pilghrimage, Daily masses are a norm and for our Jerusalem Day Tour and Pilgrimage, we chose to celebrate Mass at the Dominus Flevit Church in Mount of Olives, the biblical site where jesus wept upon seeing the old city and the magnificent second temple whom he sensed it's future destruction (and is now the Dome of the Rock and...

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  • The Quarters

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    The Jewish Quarter is one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City. The Quarter is situated in the southeastern corner of the Old City. You can enter it through the Zion Gate or the Dung Gate or through the Jaffa Gate passing along the Armenian Quarter. The most interesting sites there: the Western Wall Plaza, Cardo Street, Hurva Synagogue,...

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  • Church of Holy Sepulchre

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    this is a special place, always thousands of people inside, at any time of the year, hundreds of languagues are spoken , I loved to seat during hours in front of the tomb of jesus , looking at pilgrims who come here for the trip of their life ; I also sat outside on the stairs , and suddenly a group of 20 girls soldiers ("khayalot" in hebrew) came...

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  • Temple Mount

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    The Temple Mount or Noble Sanctuary is a elevated plateau in the Old City rich with history and religious importance. It is currently governed by the Waqf, or Supreme Muslim Religious Council. It has names in Hebrew Har haBáyit and in Arabic Haram esh-Sharif. The Temple Mount is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians. It is believed to be the...

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  • The Citadel (Tower of David)

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    Walking through the Tower of David Museum is like walking through a space age time capsule. In each room of this 2,000 year old citadel another era of Jerusalem’s history is detailed through state of the art displays and exhibits..

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  • Via Dolorosa

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    Repeat the way of Jesus Christ carrying his cross along Via Dolorosa to Calvary (Golgotha). Start from Lion's Gate. Stop at the places where He stopped (14 times). Reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Absorb the sacred spirit and surprising atmosphere of this place. Good luck!

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  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

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    Yad Vashem's task is to perpetuate the legacy of the Holocaust to future generations so that the world never forgets the horrors and cruelty of the Holocaust. Its principal missions are commemoration and documentation of the events of the Holocaust, collection, examination, and publication of testimonies to the Holocaust, the collection and...

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  • The Church of All Nations

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    A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping." another view of the Church of all Nations

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  • To cross the Egypt - Israel border

    To enter Egypt using the Taba border crossing you need to get an Egyptian visa at the Consulate in Eilat. This usually is quite easy with no problems. Same day service or at most 24 hours is the worst that I have heard.At the Taba border crossing itself you can get only a Sinai visa. People with a USA passport get a free visa at any Israel border...

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  • Zvi Hillman if you need a guide to...

    Zvi Hillman was our guide for the VT Jerusalem 2008 meet and I had a chance to talk with him in between and afterwards. This is one informed and interesting gentleman. He was for a time the vice-director of the Israel Museum (the largest in Israel) and also lectured at several universities, including one we visited, the BYU (Brigham Young...

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  • A Flair for Business

    The Arabs of Abu Ghosh, it seems, have always had a flair for business. Back in the olden days, the Abu Ghoshs were a powerful Bedouin family that guarded the road from Ramleh to the gates of Jerusalem. Pilgrims who passed through had to pay a toll. In the mid-19th century, both the Turkish government and the monasteries in Jerusalem decided it was...

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  • Many small places around

    There are many small places around Jerusalem that you can visit, wherever you go there will be something to see and to check for. There are places as Motza (Jewish), Abu Gosh (Arab) and Yad Ha Shmona (Finnish), which are just few examples of how global the culture is in this region.

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  • Faces of Jerusalem

    Jerusalem cosists of mainly three different areas. The historical part is called Old City that exists within the ancient wall. New City is outside the wall located in the western part of the city. New City is more modern and gives off the atmosphere of a Western city. The third part of Jerusalem is East Jerusalem puplated mostly by Palestinians.

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  • Old City

    Enclosed by the historical wall is the Old City, the holy part of the world. The Old City is divided into four quarters: The Armenian Quarter, the Christian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter and the Muslim Quarter. Some parts of the Old City is quiet and serene. Other parts could be bustled with lively market scenes. I just never get tired of walking...

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