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Jerusalem Walking Tours August 16th and 18th - Southern Wall and Temple Mount.

posted Aug 12, 2010, 9:04 AM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Aug 18, 2010, 10:10 PM ]
The next two of my Jerusalem English walking tours are based in the Old City.

The Rebuilding of Jewish Jerusalem from 1267 to 1860 is the theme of the tour on Monday August 16thWhen Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (the Ramban) arrived in Jerusalem in 1267 he found the city in ruins and just two Jews living there. By 1860 the Jewish population had grown to 8,000. All Jewish life was confined within the walls of the Old City which was overcrowded and horribly unsanitary. In response to Christian missionary activities Jewish hospitals and schools were set up. The first Jewish housing project was built. The gates of the city remained locked at night. Follow the story from the 13th to the 19th Century on this tour of Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter.
Meet at 2.30 pm just outside the Zion Gate.  Please wear modest clothing for this tour. 
 
On Wednesday August 18th 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.
Meet at 8.30 am just inside the Dung Gate (Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 38) 
 
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water for these tours.  Each of them lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site entrance fees.  There are site fees of NIS 10 on Monday's tour.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
 
Coming up in the following week: On Monday August 23rd at 9.30 a.m. The Southern Wall Excavations - In the Shadow of the Temple.  On Wednesday August 25th at 9.30 a.m. A Walk on the Walls - from the Jaffa Gate to the Damascus Gate.
 
Don't forget to book your places on the Chol HaMoed tour to the Gilboa.
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