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Acharei Hachagim - The Muslim Quarter and the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery

posted Oct 20, 2011, 3:12 PM by Jack Cadranel
Our Jerusalem walking tours are the perfect way to take a break from all those little jobs you left over to be done "acharei hachagim".
On Monday 24th October discover what life was like When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter.  Over the centuries the boundaries of the "four quarters" of the Old City of Jerusalem have always been porous.  In the mid-19th Century the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was a dirty, overcrowded and expensive place to live and the Jewish population was growing.  One solution was to spread further afield.  This tour takes you into the Muslim Quarter and tells the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found there between 1850 and 1936. 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot. (Bus No.38)
On Wednesday 26th October explore Mount Herzl and the Military Cemetery.  On this quiet and beautiful hillside overlooking the Jerusalem Hills you can trace the struggle to establish the State of Israel and to sustain it.  Many of the great leaders of the Zionist movement and of the State of Israel are buried here.  Immigrants who died trying to reach Israel's shores, the defenders of the Old City of Jerusalem and of the Etzion Bloc and those who fought in all of Israel's wars are remembered here each with their own unique memorial.  There are many stories to be told here. 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the entrance to the Military Cemetery. (Buses 13, 18, 21)
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered.  Registration in advance is required.  Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .  Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water.  Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70 per person.