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Ethiopia Street and the Via Dolorosa

posted Mar 29, 2012, 10:52 PM by Jack Cadranel
To some people Ethiopia Street was a “treife gasse” but in the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was the intellectual heart of Jerusalem. 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. Our tour on Monday April 2nd will visit Jerusalem’s Ethiopian church, the home of Eliezer Ben Yehuda and much more.
Meet at the corner of HaRav Kook and HaNevi'im Streets at 9.30 a.m.
 
For many Christians the Via Dolorosa marks Jesus' journey carrying the cross from his trial and condemnation by Pontius Pilate to his crucifiction and burial. For pilgrims it is a spiritual journey but from as early as the 4th Century they have also followed a physical "Way of the Cross" through Jerusalem. Over the centuries the route has varied but was settled in the 18th Century. Our tour on Wednesday April 4th explores the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot. Please wear modest clothing 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 . Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water. Each walking tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70. 
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