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February 1st and 3rd - Jerusalem in Temple Times and Before

posted Jan 28, 2010, 12:07 AM by Jack Cadranel

This week's tours take us back to the times of the First and Second Temples to explore two of the most important sites in Jerusalem.
 
On Monday February 1st we'll explore Ir David - the City of David.  The patriarch Abraham came here nearly 4,000 years ago. The Canaanite king of Jerusalem wrote letters to Pharaoh from here more than 3,000 years ago. This is where David wrote the book of Psalms, where the biblical prophets preached, and where Nehemiah rebuilt the walls when the exiles returned from Babylon. This is where it all began.
We shall meet by the ticket office at the Ir David Visitors'Center at 1.30 pm.

 
On Wednesday February 3rd we shall tour the Temple Mount.  The Temple Mount is holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. We shall explore the history and significance of this important and controversial site and see some of the buildings which occupy it today. Please wear modest clothing for this tour and do not bring prayer books, bibles, tefillin or any religious books or articles.
We'll meet at 8.00 am just inside the Dung Gate (Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 38)

Each of these tours lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site entry fees.  There are site entry fees of NIS 25 per person on Monday's tour.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
 
The following week we'll return to the 19th Century with tours of Nachlaot on Monday February 8th and of Ethiopia Street on Wednesday February 10th.
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