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Writen by: Yoshi Yaron

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 Christina for the celebrations that marked “the changing of the guard” as General Allenby entered Jerusalem 100 years ago ushering in the new era of British rule commemorated in the exhibition “A General and A Gentleman – Allenby at the...
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Audrey and the ring
Writen by: Yoshi Yaron

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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תערוכת רפואה
Writen by: Tower of David Museum staff

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

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...