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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 reindeer with a red nose. Every once in a while, he borrows a camel and rides it through the streets of the Old City and in the area of Jaffa Gate. He has been Jerusalem’s Santa for a decade, spreading holiday cheer and listening to the...
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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
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: Community Writers
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,...
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Writen by: Community Writers
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: Community Writers
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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