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Building the City and the State - Ethiopia Street and the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery

posted Aug 25, 2011, 9:22 PM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Aug 27, 2011, 6:57 PM ]
On Monday August 29th take a walk along Ethiopia Street. To some this was a “treife gasse” but to others it was the intellectual heart of Jerusalem in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here lived Eliezer Ben Yehuda who played a major part in reviving the Hebrew language. Priests, libraries, schools, the Hagana, the Joint and Jerusalem's intelligentsia all found a place in this intriguing neighbourhood and many countries had their embassies here. On this tour you will visit Jerusalem’s Ethiopian church, the home of Eliezer Ben Yehuda and much more.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the corner of Harav Kook and Hanevi'im Streets.
On Wednesday 31st August visit 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. Theodore Herzl and his family, Ze'ev Jabotinsky and many other leaders of the Zionist movement are buried here. Here too lie many of the nation's great leaders - presidents, prime ministers and Speakers of the Knesset, Immigrants from Europe and North Africa who died as they tried 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 group with its own unique memorial. There are many stories to be told here.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the entrance to the Military Cemetery.
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 60 per person.