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Islam in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the third holiest city to Islam.  Visiting it is not considered a Hajj but a Ziyara and so it is not obligatory but it is certainly recommended.  The Muslim people reside in Jerusalem since its occupation by the

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Welcome to Jerusalem!

Welcome to Jerusalem! This city is a fascinating city.  Holy sites, busy markets and diverse cultures are huddled together in one square kilometer within the walls.  On this tour we will have a little taste of the goods of the

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The Stone Artist of Jerusalem

Everybody knows that in Jerusalem you must build using Jerusalem stone. An old British mandate regulation is the reason for this and it gives the city a unique character. Does it also limit the architects that work in Jerusalem? During

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What are Tailor Made tours?

It’s hard to define exactly what the role of the tour guide is.  Some people think he needs to show people the way and that’s it, and some believe his job is to flood the traveler with a ridiculous amount

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How to order a tailor made tour?

After you decided you want to order this type of tour (and I do warmly recommend you do so) please try to send me the following details: * The date of the tour – some places and sites are closed

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Yishay help me!

You’ve made a decision – you’re going on a tour of Jerusalem.  You were talking to family, friends, or coworkers and decided it’s time to visit Israel’s capital and breath some fresh air.  Good for you!  And where do we

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To the Temple Mount and its Surroundings

The Temple Mount is the beating heart of Jerusalem.  This is the holiest place in the world to Jews and the third holiest to Islam, and without the Temple Mount Jesus wouldn’t have come to town.  The Temple Mount plaza

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How old is the Old city?

How old is the Old City?  There are even some adults who don’t know the answer.  And which is older, the white dome of the Hurba synagogue, the black dome of Dormition Abbey or the golden Dome of the Rock? 

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Holidays, Rituals and Ceremonies in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem every day is a holiday, but there are still some days that are special.  In these holidays people from all over the world gather around and come to the holy city to perform some very diverse ceremonies.  Selichot

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A ball in Alhambra palace

Often, when I go out and walk the streets of Jerusalem I encounter a place or a person that surprises me. A while ago it happened to me again. I attended an event that was organized by a tour company

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My week

  • 23.10.2017
אתר הטבילה בנהר הירדן. ירדנית.
The baptismal site on the Jordan river. Yardenit.
  • 22.10.2017
A Syrian priest at the church of the holy sepulchre. Jerusalem.
איש דת נוצרי סורי בכנסיית הקבר. ירושלים.
  • 21.10.2017
The Dead sea.
ים המלח
  • 20.10.2017
Sunset in Ra'anana.
שקיעה ברעננה.
  • 19.10.2017
Playing the Dulcimer in Jerusalem.
מנגנים על דולצימר בירושלים. 
#dulcimer
  • 18.10.2017
The monastery of the sisters of Zion. Ein Karem. Jerusalem.
מנזר האחיות ציון בעין כרם. ירושלים.
  • 17.10.2017
The fourth station of the Via Dolorosa. Jerusalem.
התחנה הרביעית של דרך היסורים. ירושלים.

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