People

Tour Series Focusing on the People who Made History in Jerusalem (IN HEBREW)

Jerusalem is blessed with many personalities who worked for the benefit of the city, and the city, in turn, influenced their characters and creations. Politicians, spiritual figures, visitors, and pilgrims. People from different time periods, from diverse nations and with varied religious outlooks. Personalities who became myths and personalities who remain on the fringes of historical memory.

In this new series we will focus on some of these people and explore places, historical periods and life stories of the city.


 

Dov Yosef: A Return to the Days Siege and Rationing

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

Dov Yosef is remembered by many as the “Minister of Austerity” when he was Minister of Rationing and Supply in the years 1949-1950. His Zionist and community works, however, lasted over the course of many years.

The tour will visit the center of the city where his office was located and continue to the important sites where he was active, including the Jewish Agency building, and the Old Knesset Building (Frumin House). It includes the neighborhood of Rechavia where he lived after he moved to Israel from Canada, and his house on AlHarizi Street which is built in a unique architectural style, different from the other houses of the neighborhood.

Guide: Doron Oren

  • Price: 90 NIS / Adult, 80 NIS / Israeli Senior Citizen, Student
  • Meeting point will be provided at the time of registration
  • Tour Length: 3 hours
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Umar ibn al-Khattab: Conqueror and Caliph

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:00 pm

Umar ibn al-Khattab is considered the founder of the Moslem empire. After he conquered Jerusalem, he put an end to the Christian rule in the Land of Israel and sanctified the Temple Mount anew.

The tour relates to the Pact of Umar, which dealt with relations between Moslems and Christians, and the condition in which Umar found the holy places on the Temple Mount after hundreds of years of Christian rule in Jerusalem. The tour begins at the Tower of David with an introduction to Moslem traditions and continues in the direction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Mosque of Umar, named after him, in the Christian Quarter. It concludes with an overlook of Temple Mount and the Umayyad palaces.

Guide: Dr. Amichai Schwartz

  • Price: 90 NIS / Adult, 80 NIS / Israeli Senior Citizen, Student
  • Meeting point will be provided at the time of registration
  • Tour Length: 3 hours
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Amos Oz: Into the Realm of Love and Darkness

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5:00 pm
The author Amos Oz lived most of his life outside of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem was the city in which he was raised, and which he describes in his writing as the city which left its seal on him.

The tour will visit the neighborhood of Oz’s youth, Kerem Avraham, and relate to his autobiographical book “Stories of Love and Darkness” named after his emotional description of the many changes that occurred in the neighborhood since his childhood. It includes a visito to the school where he studied with his teacher, the poet, Zelda, who had a huge impact on him and the house in which he grew up and is reminiscent of “My Michael” and other stories.

Guide: Nurit Basel

  • Price: 90 NIS / Adult, 80 NIS / Israeli Senior Citizen, Student
  • Meeting point will be provided at the time of registration
  • Tour Length: 3 hours
  • Modest Dress Required (for women: skirts, shirts with sleeves and no cleavage; for men: long pants)