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Jerusalem Rebuilt and Jerusalem Divided

posted May 17, 2012, 2:05 AM by Jack Cadranel
Our tour of Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter on Monday May 21st covers 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 2.00 p.m. just outside the Zion Gate (Bus No.38 or 38א).Please wear modest dress for this tour. 
A Walk along the Cease Fire Line will introduce you to some of the quirks and crazinesses of the 1948-1967 Cease Fire Line as it cut through Jerusalem. You'll follow a wonderfully scenic route along the Haas and Sherover Promenades through Abu Tor to Yemin Moshe. Join this tour on Wednesday May 23rd. 
Meet at 9.30 a.m. in the Haas Promenade (Tayelet) parking lot near the UN building (Bus No.8). 
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 tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70 plus site entry fees. There is a small site entry fee on Monday's tour.