Many Faces

Guided Tours following the different communities and families of Jerusalem

Jerusalem has many faces – the cultures and religions that have existed in the city throughout the years have created unique mosaic of different peoples.

In the series of guided tours “Its Many Faces” we will become acquainted with the stories of different people in the city and discover the fascinating stories of the different communities living in Jerusalem.

Each meeting of “Its Many Faces” combines a tour in the neighborhood or the site of one of the communities of the city as well as a meeting face to face of a member of the community who will give us a close peek into the community in which he or she lives.

Guided Tours in Hebrew


 

The Benedictine Monks I Friday, 20.10.2017 I at 9:00

775_3502A tour of Mount Zion, that is sacred to the three monotheistic religions. We will get to know the Benedictine Order that was founded in the 6th century in Italy, and first began to set in Jerusalem at the end of the 19th century, after the visit of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II to the land of Israel.

We will hear about the monks of the Holy Zion: Why did they build their monastery on Mount Zion, and how did the hill become a pilgrimage site and an eternal dwelling place for the dead of Jerusalem?

We will visit the Dormition Abbey, the Last Supper Room, the Greek Garden and the courtyard of Ed Cenaculum Church.

Guide: Hannah Bendikovsky

  • Participants must be dressed modestly (men: Kippa and long pants, women: skirt, sleeves)
  • Meeting place will be given after booking
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The Hebronites in Jerusalem I Thursday, 23.11.2017 I at 17:00

775_3503A tour of the Abu-Tor neighborhood following the Hebron community in Jerusalem. We will be acquainted with the Arab Hebronites who began immigrating to Jerusalem during the Ottoman period, and have a special importance among the city’s residents.

We will hear why they migrated to Jerusalem, what major roles they played in the life of local society and how they acclimated to Arab society in Jerusalem.

We will hear about traditions, customs and special ties between Jerusalem and Hebron and we will meet a representative of the Hebron community who will talk about the life of the community today

Guide: Tamer Sa’id

  • Meeting place will be given after booking
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The Anglicans I Friday, 15.12.2017 I at 10:00

775_3504A tour following the Anglican Church, which opened the ‘race’ for the influence in Jerusalem between the various communities and the great powers.

We will visit the Church of Christ and the Anglican Hospital that were built in the city in the 19th century and changed the landscape, geography and ethnic balance in Jerusalem.

We will leave the Old City to the Garden Tomb identified by some of the Protestant communities as the site of Jesus’ burial, and finally we will visit St. George’s Church, the seat of the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, where we will meet with an Anglican priest to discuss the challenges, disagreements and cooperation in the Church today.

Guide: Aviv Herzlich

  • Meeting place will be given after booking
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The Mughrabis I Thursday, 18.1.2018 I at 17:00

775_3505A tour of the alleys of the Old City and outside its walls following the Mughrabis, the Jews of North Africa, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. We will hear the personal stories of members of the Mughrabi community, familiarize ourselves with the ways in which the community is organized, and see the actual evidence of the seal that it had imprinted on Jerusalem.

We will see the location of the Mughrabi synagogues, and we will visit the Mahane Israel neighborhood, which was the second neighborhood outside the walls of the Old City.

Guide: Moshe Yagur

  • Meeting place will be given after booking
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Freemasonry I Thursday, 22.2.2018 I at 17:00

775_3506A tour following the stories and legends associated with the international secret society, which was active in Jerusalem and left its mark on the city.

We will discuss the basic principles of the Order, the activities of the Association in the city – at least those that are allowed to reveal … We will deal with the links between the YMCA building, Zedekiah’s Cave, King Solomon, Yitzhak Rabin and Eli Cohen, we will visit the Zedekiah Cave and conclude at the Masonic Hall where the secret ceremonies of the Freemasonry community continue to take place to this day.

Guide: Avichai Avraham

  • Meeting place will be given after booking
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Price for a tour + meeting: 90 NIS for an adult | 80 NIS senior citizen/student

Price for the complete series (6 meetings + tours): 450 NIS for an adult | 400 senior citizen/student

The Fine Print:

  • Session Duration 3 hours
  • 25% discount on the additional series for those signing up for more than one
  • Sign up by calling *2884 or on the website www.tod.org.il . The Reservations Centre operates Sunday to Thursday from 08:00-16: 00.
  • Notice of the meeting place will be sent via email upon registration.
  • Cancellation policy:
    No fee if cancelled at least 4 business days before the meeting
    50% fee if cancelled 1-4 days prior to the meeting date
    Full fee if cancelled the day of the meeting
  • The Tower of David Museum reserves the right to make changes in the program / series, and to replace and / or add lecturer
  • Due to unforeseen constraints there may be changes in the dates of the meetings. In this case, every effort will be made by the Tower of David to notify all applicants of the change in advance