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Writen by: Yoshi Yaron

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 to confuse the nice visitors who agreed to our crazy antics, we decided to focus on food and drink associated with the holiday. According to the Jerusalem tradition, we dropped in on the Machane Yehuda market and acquired some hamentashen...
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Writen by: Yoshi Yaron

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

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: Yoshi Yaron

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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Audrey and the ring
Writen by: Yoshi Yaron

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: Tower of David Museum staff

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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תערוכת רפואה
Writen by: Tower of David Museum staff

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

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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Writen by: Ricky Rachman

There is a Special Charm on Our Streets

A few days ago we moved the clock back one hour. Now, regardless of whether it is cold or hot outside and regardless of whether ice cream or hot corn is being sold on the street, at 17:00 it is already dark. It is clear that winter has officially arrived. For...
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רון קישינבסי
Writen by: Ricky Rachman

I Saw a City

Jerusalem and the Tower of David at Night as You’ve Never Seen Them The month of Elul is already here and each year it brings with it the selichot songs. There is no better place to experience, feel, and connect to the unique atmosphere of the month of...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman

Inception VR ‘Tower of David’ Launch

Inception Invites Users to Step Into The Past with ‘Tower of David’ VR Experience ‘Tower of David’ interactive VR experience is available from today on the Inception app across VR platforms Tel Aviv, Israel – October 25, 2017 – Inception, the...
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Writen by: Osnat Shvager

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration in Jerusalem with King David

Are you in search of original, meaningful, and quality content for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration? Are you in search of a unique way to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? There is no better place in Jerusalem than the Tower of David Museum. Here at the museum, in an...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron


The end of summer is a wonderful season in Jerusalem. While in most areas in Israel the heat is unbearable and the humidity threatens to immerse every piece of dry clothing in sweat, here in Jerusalem a pleasant wind blows and on some nights one even needs a...
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Writen by: Danny Kinreich

Zombies, Brad Pitt, and Haunted House

The Less-Known History of the Tower of David There is no more obvious symbol of Jerusalem than the Tower of David Museum. If you want to look at Jerusalem, hang up a picture of the Tower of David. The tower can be seen from afar (to be exact, what one sees...
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Writen by: Yael Alexcander

Milk, Honey and Sugar Water

The holiday of Shavuot is a lot of things – it’s the giving of the Torah and the harvest, it’s the celebrations of the end of the counting of the Omer but, even before that,  the sixth day of Sivan is the day of the celebration of cheese. There is a...