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Writen by: Community Writers
06/05/2019

Between the Honey and the Sting

A few months ago, a buzzing was heard around the Citadel.  The buzzing accompanied our normal routine and we didn’t give it much significance.  After all, there is a complete world of living creatures at the Tower of David – lizards run between the arrow slits, birds nest on the turrets and multitudes of butterflies flutter by so a bit of buzzing did not really disturb our peace of mind.  However when one of our colleagues was stung by a bee, and several bees were found on the floor...
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Writen by: Community Writers
20/12/2018

Hello, Is this the Tower of David?

Whether you have visited the Tower of David Museum in the past or not, we know that that you may have questions; things you are curious about, interesting queries about the locale, the plans, the functions or simply the beauty of the Citadel. And so, we...
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Writen by: Community Writers
10/01/2019

Worldly Jerusalem

Two facts cannot be disputed: We have the most beautiful observation point in Jerusalem We don’t want to be selfish So, we want to share all this beauty with you through a clip that explains why you should definitely stop by when visiting the Old...
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Writen by: Community Writers
08/01/2019

Pass it On in Signs

For the last 3 years the museum has hosted activities for people with special needs and disabilities: activities for families with children with special needs, tours for the blind and sight impaired, courses for guiding those with special needs and many other...
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Writen by: Community Writers
31/12/2018

How Herod showed his Love

Family Day celebrates the many kinds of families in different situations – traditional families and those that are a bit different, small families and large families, warm, close families and families with complicated, problematic connections. All...
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Writen by: Community Writers
17/12/2018

Jerusalem’s Santa

At the end of a narrow alleyway in the Christian Quarter, only a short distance from Jaffa Gate and the Tower of David, in a small house with a red door lives Jerusalem’s “Santa”. Jerusalem’s Santa Claus doesn’t ride a sled and doesn’t have a...
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Writen by: Community Writers
01/10/2018

The Bukharan Neighborhood

The Bukharan Neighborhood in Jerusalem founded in 1894, is considered one of the most magnificent neighborhoods in the city. The parcel of land on which the neighborhood sits was bought by 2 respected members of the community – Shlomo Moussaieff and...
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Writen by: Community Writers
27/02/2018

Calling all Hamantashen tasters!

  This week in honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, we decided to take all the good things (or at least some of them) in Jewish tradition surrounding this fun, colorful holiday, and make them accessible to all the visitors to the Citadel. In order not...
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Writen by: Community Writers
14/02/2018

Jerusalem, romance and in between them

Valentine’s Day is this week, the celebration of love and lovers (did we mention romance?), so to commemorate this festive holiday we went out to find other couples in the Tower of David citadel and the Old City that would inspire some romance or just...
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Writen by: Joshua Rosen
07/02/2018

From Herod’s Palace to British Prison

‪Have you ever wondered what it was like to have been a prisoner in Jerusalem in 1947? Or maybe you’ve wondered how Jerusalem has looked throughout the ages, how it has evolved over time, or even just what it was like to be a Jerusalemite at any given...
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Writen by: Community Writers
17/01/2018

Meet “Jimmy of Jerusalem”

This week’s blog is dedicated to Major General Sir John Shea who commanded the 60th Division that led the battle of Jerusalem in 1917.  We were lucky enough to meet his great grandson Mr John Benson, who came especially to Jerusalem with his wife...
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Writen by: Community Writers
08/01/2018

100 Years Later – A Golden Ring Returns to Jerusalem

A few weeks ago, we opened our newest exhibition, A General and A Gentleman:  Allenby at the Gates of Jerusalem with a festive celebration that marked exactly 100 years since the entrance of General Allenby into the Old City of Jerusalem. At the opening, we...
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Writen by: Community Writers
25/12/2017

Some Little Known Facts About Christmas

Many Christians around the world celebrate Christmas on December 25. The day marks not only the birth of Jesus, but also the holiday that has been the subject of myths, urban legends, and countless Hollywood productions. In movies and TV shows, Christmas...
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Writen by: Community Writers
14/12/2017

TEVA of Jerusalem

The Old and New Yishuv in the Development of Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in 20th Century Jerusalem In the 20th century, towards the end of Ottoman rule and during the British Mandate and Israel’s statehood, traditional medicine continued...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron
24/10/2017

When Art meets History

The first exhibition held at the Tower of David took place in April of 1921 at the initiative of the “Society for Jerusalem,” a company under the auspices of the British government that was established to protect the cultural assets of Jerusalem...
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