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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
13/08/2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, History Returns!

Just about everyone who ruled Jerusalem throughout history came here – to the Tower of David. It’s a matter of routine for us to be surrounded by archaeological remains dating to the times of the Hasmoneans, Romans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Ottomans, etc. Although we love technology and innovation, the charm of the “non-technological” past is found in every corner, stone, and wall of the citadel. One can say that we live within history. Maybe this is one of the reasons why we were so...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
09/08/2017

A Special Week With Special People

This week we celebrated a special week with special people with programming prepared exclusively for adults and children with special needs who came with the whole family.  The museum staff was prepared for any scenario and ready to extend help as necessary...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
02/08/2017

The Secrets of Armenian Ceramics

What is so special about Jerusalem? Almost every Jerusalemite you ask will say that it is the people of Jerusalem who make the city so special. Every trip, tour or even just walk  along the street are opportunities for encounters with fascinating characters...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
17/07/2017

Coffee Beans, Cardamom and Burning Coals

In the spice market in the Old City, hidden in a corner off the main street, between the churches and the mosques, sits one of the oldest cafes in Jerusalem. ‘Musa’s Café’ was founded 140 years ago and is one of the most veteran cafes in...
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Writen by: Yael Alexcander
14/06/2017

Heavenly Jerusalem

A tour of panoramas of the Old City, Jerusalem. Jerusalem is perched on top of a mountain and covers hilltops and valleys. From every mountain, from every elevation point, you can see a slightly different Jerusalem.  We have a surprise for those who enjoy...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron
25/10/2016

Around the World in 111 Years

One of the most interesting and beautiful exhibits at the Tower of David Museum is an impressive, 18 sq. meter zinc model of Jerusalem crafted in the 19th century. This unique exhibit was created in 1872, during the Ottoman period in Jerusalem, by the...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
01/02/2017

The Beer City

It’s been said that Israelis aren’t really serious beer drinkers but lots has changed in the last few years.  Israel has become the place to stop off, kick back and enjoy a pint.   And it’s not just about plain or malt anymore.  There are over 20...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
01/05/2017

12:PM? Time for Humus!

A tour of the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem feels like a trip to a faraway land. Apart from being the largest quarter of the four, it is the liveliest, most colorful and most intriguing. The alleys, the people, the fragrances, the food and the...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
26/03/2017

“Jerusalem Sage”

What do you think of your neighbors? We love ours – in spite of the difference and the resemblance, each of them individually and all together they tell the story of Jerusalem. With the spring coming up and the Seder Night getting closer, we have decided to...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
16/05/2017

Where was King David – really?

In honor of Jerusalem Day, and after dealing with copious questions, theories and assumptions, we have decided to clear up the story of King David and Jerusalem once and for all. King David, the victorious warrior who overpowers giants, plays the harp and...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
25/12/2016

Routine cleaning and conservation leads to Hanukkah treasure!

Almost thirty years after the completion of archaeological excavations in the courtyard of the Tower of David, no one expected to find more new discoveries from the past! But it turns out that Jerusalem never ceases to surprise and as timing would have it.....
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