Jerusalem Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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  • 1. Tradition

    YOM HAZIKARON Memorial Day - A day honoring Israeli soldiers who have died in the country's never-ending wars - over 23,169 soldiers at last count...It is always the day before Independence Day -...

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  • 2. Religious Holidays

    Good Friday, the day on which Jesus was crucified, according to the Christian belief, is a festive day in the Old City of Jerusalem. Pilgrims from every continent flock to the Via Dolorosa Church of...

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  • 3. Christian Necklaces

    along the many religious christians Items that you can buy along the many souvenir shops and stalls around the old city and at the Mount of Olives area are...

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  • 4. Buying Crucifixes

    there are tons and tons of crucifixes on sale around Jerusalem, the old city, mount of olives, etc and depending on the Christian Sect (Roman Catholics and...

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  • 5. Buying Rosaries

    Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Eastern Rite Christians all believe in the rosary (but not mainline Protestant and Evangelical Christians) and you can buy assorted...

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  • 6. Hummus

    The Middle east is known for it's wide variety of salads and dips and the most popular of the dips is the Hummus (it is a favorite of both the Arabs and the...

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  • 7. Mezze

    Mezze is a generic term for middle eastern small dishes (similar to the tapas of spain) and includes a wide variety of small platter servings of hummus,...

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  • 8. Israeli Breads

    while walking around Jerusalem, you would see many hawkers selling assorted breads which are kosher and there is a variety of these Israeli Breads and you can...

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  • 9. Pita Bread

    Pita is the Iconic Flatbread of the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Western China, Mediterranean, Balkans and Central Asia. And Here in Jerusalem and Israel,...

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  • 10. Macabee Beer

    Macabee Beer is a close second to Goldstar Beer in Popularity in Israel and both of these popular beer brands control about 70% of the beer market in Israel...

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  • 11. Goldstar Beer

    Goldstar Beer is the number one beer brand in Israel and Macabee Beer is a close second, both of these popular beer brands control about 70% of the beer market...

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  • 12. Israel Fridge Magnets

    Aside from being an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items in Israel is a must, but unfortunately, I...

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  • 13. Jerusalem Fidge Magnets

    Being an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items in Jerusalem, the site sacred to 3 major religions, is a...

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  • 14. roof water container

    After one day or two i started wondering what exactly were the black container that were present almost on any roof in the east Jerusalem, or at least in the...

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  • 15. The Jerusalem Cross

    The Jerusalem Cross is the heraldic symbol of the city. It consists of a large “cross potent” or “crutched cross” (a cross with crossbars at all the four ends)...

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  • 16. Need a break?

    Need a break in the middle of a hot summer's day in the center of town?Join the locals in the 'Horse Park' on King George street opposite the top of Ben Jehuda...

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  • 17. "Houses from Within"

    Inside the walls and courtyards of Jerusalem houses you can find a world within a world. History, architectural gems, amazing stories of the past and present,...

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  • 18. Jerusalem Film Festival

    Every July hundreds of cinema lovers from all over the world come to Jerusalem for the annual Film Festival. Most screenings take place in the Jerusalem...

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  • 19. Orthodox.

    Often you will see Orthodox people, well, Christian Orthodox or Jewish Orthodox, both are living here, both have groups, schools etc. They look somehow behind...

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  • 20. The construction policy.

    I am not sure if this by law or not but every building in modern days Jerusalem will be build and construct with old style bricks, or at list they look like...

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  • 21. Sesame fresh bread.

    You will see around often those sesame fresh bread carried from the bakery to the store or just sold in the stalls. That is the traditional snack for those who...

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  • 22. Have a drink, have a pomegranate drink.

    The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a well known regional fruit long before the oranges brought to the region. It has a clear sweet red juice and very...

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  • 23. The Jerusalem Politics

    I am most recommanding to keep your political opinion to yourself. In Jerusalem it is mostly recommended. Almost every nationality, ethnic group & religion that...

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  • 24. Eat like the Locals

    Martin S and his wife Zohara introduced us to this local delicacy during our time in the Old City. In the paper is a spice or combination of spices which you...

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  • 25. Say a Little Prayer

    Martin S pointed out this to me on Ben Yehuda Street and I was pretty puzzled because at first glance I actually thought this young man was having his blood...

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