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אמיר-ירחי
Writen by: Community Writers
20/04/2020

The Evolution of a Symbol

A Swastika at the Tower of David? What is the connection between the Swastika and the Holy Temple? The Swastika, the symbol of the Nazi Party, obviously evokes intense feelings not only on Holocaust Day and not only among Israelis and Jews. In the Western world, the swastika has been banned as a symbol of Nazism, racism and human evil. The emblem, adopted by Adolf Hitler in 1920 as the symbol of the Nazi movement, was a symbol that Hitler knew from the church of his youth. Hitler viewed this...
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פורטרט, זאב ז'בוטינסקי במדים צבאיים, בזמן מלחמת העולם הראשונה.
Writen by: Community Writers
24/11/2019

Women who Built Jerusalem

Written by: Akiva Segal When one draws a timeline of the different historical periods of the land of Israel, a problem arise when trying to determine the starting date for the Byzantine era. Contrary to other eras, which began with the conquering of...
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Writen by: Community Writers
06/05/2019

Between the Honey and the Sting

A few months ago, a buzzing was heard around the Citadel.  The buzzing accompanied our normal routine and we didn’t give it much significance.  After all, there is a complete world of living creatures at the Tower of David – lizards run between the...
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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...
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יהודי בוכרה
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
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: Community Writers
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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תערוכת רפואה
Writen by: Community Writers
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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Jaffastreet
Writen by: Community Writers
06/11/2017

There is a Special Charm on Our Streets

A few days ago we moved the clock back one hour. Now, regardless of whether it is cold or hot outside and regardless of whether ice cream or hot corn is being sold on the street, at 17:00 it is already dark. It is clear that winter has officially arrived. For...
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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: 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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armenians
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
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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Writen by: Neta Yaron
25/10/2016

Around the World in 111 Years

One of the most interesting and beautiful exhibits at the Tower of David Museum is an impressive, 18 sq. meter zinc model of Jerusalem crafted in the 19th century. This unique exhibit was created in 1872, during the Ottoman period in Jerusalem, by the...
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