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Writen by: Yoshi Yaron
13/02/2018

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 simply make us smile… For this special occasion, we wanted to share an historical and .. hysterical story about the power of love, and what it can do when we fall victim to psychopathological impulses. Of course, you all know of King Herod....
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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: Yoshi Yaron
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: Yoshi Yaron
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: Tower of David Museum staff
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: Ricky Rachman
25/10/2017

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: 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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Writen by: Osnat Shvager
12/09/2017

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
07/09/2017

Yerush-mayim

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: Ricky Rachman
30/08/2017

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: Danny Kinreich
22/08/2017

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: 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,...
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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: 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: 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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