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Love and Health Care in Jerusalem - July 26th and 28th

posted Jul 22, 2010, 10:17 PM by Jack Cadranel
This week Tour With Jack offers you two new tours.
On Monday July 26th a special tour for the 15th of Av is called The Many Faces of Love.  The Talmud teaches us that the 15th of Av was one of the happiest festivals for the people of Israel.  On that day the young women of Jerusalem would go out dressed in white and dance in the vineyards and the young men would come to find a wife.  This tour in and around Rechov HaNevi'im is dedicated not only to romantic love but to love in all its many guises.
We shall meet at 9.30 a.m. at the corner of HaRav Kook and HaNevi'im Streets. 
The tour on Wednesday July 28th is called In Sickness and In Health.  Roman Jerusalem had a healing centre and a temple dedicated to Aesculapius the Greek-Roman god of healing.  The knights of Crusader Jerusalem ran a huge hospital to care for the many pilgrim visitors.  How come then that in the 1840s Jerusalem had no hospital at all until the missionaries arrived?  Come and explore health and health care through the ages in the Old City of Jerusalem.
We shall meet at 9.30 a.m. by the palm trees in Kikar Safra (City Hall).
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 entrance fees of NIS 7 on Wednesday's tour.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
Coming up in the following week: On Monday August 2nd at 5.00 p.m. we tour Nachlaot from Even Israel to Batei Minsk.  On Wednesday August 4th at 9.30 a.m. we take A Walk on the Walls from the Citadel to the Dung Gate.