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Rechavia and Ir David

posted May 12, 2011, 9:56 PM by Jack Cadranel
On Monday May 16th tour Rechavia. Built in the 1920s as a "garden suburb" the upscale neighbourhood of Rehavia was home to many of Israel's early leaders. Take in the neighbourhood's architecture and history, hear the stories of some of its more famous residents and find out why Yekkes were living in Spanish streets.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the corner of King George and Keren Kayemet Le'Israel Streets (just outside the Zionist institution buildings).
On Wednesday May 18th explore Ir David - the City of David. Is the massive building Eilat Mazar has found really King David's palace? The Canaanite water system is 3,700 years old but did David's army climb up Warren's Shaft to conquer the city? How did King Hezekiah defend Jerusalem against the Assyrians 2,700 years ago? Why were paving stones of a 2,000 year old stepped street deliberately broken through? Come and see for yourself!
Meet at 2.30pm by the ticket office in the Ir David Visitors' Centre.

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water. The tours last 2-3 hours and cost NIS 60 per person plus site fees. There are site fees of NIS 30 on Wednesday's tour. Registration in advance is required. Please call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .