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Writen by: Community Writers
04/06/2020

A Brief Moment in Time – The Secret History of a 19th Century Model

A secret is hidden inside a 1500-year-old cistern at the Tower of David. At the foot of a sixty step staircase descending into the ancient reservoir is a large and remarkable model of late 19th century Jerusalem. The model is elaborate, detailed and intricate and the story behind it is no less fascinating. The story begins with the creator of the model, Stephen Illes. Who was Stephen Illes and how did he get to Jerusalem? Illes, a Catholic from Pressburg in Austria-Hungary, came to Jerusalem in...
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מסה - אגרון וממילא
Writen by: רוז גינוסר
14/05/2020

Decline and Rebirth – The Voices of Mamilla  

View of Mamilla from Phasael Tower The Phasael Tower offers visitors a 360 degree view of Jerusalem.  To the east lies the Old City of Jerusalem and its ancient and historical heritage.  But looking west shows a no less momentous and important view – the...
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Writen by: רוז גינוסר
27/04/2020

The Struggle for the State and the Mystery of the Kishle

Silently rising above the Jerusalem skyline, The Tower of David has witnessed thousands of years of history in Jerusalem and Israel from biblical times, through the rise and destruction of the city and over subsequent waves of conquests. Just as the Tower of...
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אמיר-ירחי
Writen by: Community Writers
20/04/2020

The Evolution of a Symbol

A Swastika at the Tower of David? What is the connection between the Swastika and the Holy Temple? The Swastika, the symbol of the Nazi Party, obviously evokes intense feelings not only on Holocaust Day and not only among Israelis and Jews. In the Western...
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Writen by: Community Writers
04/05/2020

Sacred Geography

From the top of the Phasael Tower at the Tower of David, one is surrounded by a 360 degree view of Jerusalem, and can see the city in all directions. Of course, in Jerusalem, when you talk about directions, you aren’t just talking geography. Directions...
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Photo: Gad Yaron
Writen by: רוז גינוסר
19/04/2020

A Glorious Springtime in Jerusalem

Song of Songs 2:11-12: “ For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land” Israelis have a love affair with nature. Every spring...
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Writen by: רוז גינוסר
16/04/2020

Jerusalem in Twenty Questions

//  Jerusalem is a city of a thousand faces and ten thousand stories. A city that leaves its imprint on time and space. Sit back and see if you can answer just 20 questions about the magical city of Jerusalem.
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Tower of David View Point
Writen by: Community Writers
12/04/2020

Jerusalem Explained: The roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Welcome to Jerusalem, welcome to the Tower of David, the ancient citadel that has protected Jerusalem for over two thousand years. Phasael Tower, a tower that was built 2000 years ago by King Herod, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, is the best place to...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron
25/03/2020

The Singing Nurse

All over the world, doctors and nurses are working around the clock, right now, to save lives and stop a pandemic.  They have left the comfort of their homes, their families and their lives to fight on the frontlines and the whole world is grateful for...
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Writen by: רוז גינוסר
27/03/2020

Jerusalem Crazy Cake

Shelter at Home, Curfew, Stockpile Supplies – it can all be just a little too much. When anxiety overload attacks and you can’t figure out how you are going to navigate the checkout lines, the growing shutdowns and social distancing for even another day,...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron
26/03/2020

Jerusalem Sage or the Temple Menorah?

Exactly three years ago today, we published a blog post especially for Passover, in collaboration with the well known chef, Moshe Basson, owner of the Eucalyptus restaurant, who shared a very Jerusalem recipe for stuffed Jerusalem sage leaves.  You can read...
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Photo by Jeremy Keith ,Brighton Hove, United Kingdom
Writen by: רוז גינוסר
24/03/2020

Hummus instead of Haagen-Dazs

Okay – we’ve all been shut up in the house for a while and we’ve eaten every cookie, pretzel, potato chip and gummy bear in sight – so now what?  Maybe it’s just the time to get back to basics and what could be more basic than real Jerusalem...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron
19/03/2020

A secret recipe for curing epidemics

The Franciscan religious order in Jerusalem was famous for its medical services and its staff of doctors, pharmacists and monks who came from Europe. The monastery pharmacy was the largest in the entire Middle East and was located in the southern part of San...
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צילום עודד אנטמן
Writen by: Neta Yaron
18/03/2020

Jerusalem in the Time of Cholera

Quarantine and lock down in Jerusalem? There’s nothing new under the sun. In the autumn of 1865, a fatal cholera epidemic broke out in Jerusalem, then under Ottoman rule. The walls and gates that surrounded Jerusalem were locked and the entire city was...
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פורטרט, זאב ז'בוטינסקי במדים צבאיים, בזמן מלחמת העולם הראשונה.
Writen by: Community Writers
24/11/2019

Women who Built Jerusalem

Written by: Akiva Segal When one draws a timeline of the different historical periods of the land of Israel, a problem arise when trying to determine the starting date for the Byzantine era. Contrary to other eras, which began with the conquering of...
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