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Blessings in Disguise, the Old City Ramparts and the Jewish Quarter

posted Mar 10, 2012, 10:36 PM by Jack Cadranel
Blessings in Disguise is a blog post to mark the the fact that Purim and International Women's Day coincided this year.  Read it at http://tourwithjack.blogspot.com
 
However much you love the Old City it can be a real relief to rise above the hustle and bustle of its crowded alleys.  Take a Walk on the Ramparts on Monday March 12th and see the city from above.  The tour starts at the Tower of David and follows the ramparts past the Armenian and Jewish Quarters to the Dung Gate.  Jerusalem will never seem the same again.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.  
 
Our tour of Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter on Wednesday March 14th looks at 600 years of Jewish history - The Rebuilding of Jewish Jerusalem from the Ramban to the Old Yishuv.  When Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman arrived in Jerusalem in 1267 he found the city in ruins and just two Jews living here.  By 1860 the Jewish population had grown to 8,000 and the community had begun to build hospitals, schools and housing projects.  Jerusalem was on the brink of rapid development. 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Zion Gate.  Please wear modest dress for this tour. 
 
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that walking 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 .  Each walking tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70 plus site entry fees.  There are site entry fees of NIS 16 on Monday's tour and NIS 10 on Wednesday's. 
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