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The Nine Days - Herodian Mansions, Burnt House and Southern Wall Excavations

posted Jul 8, 2010, 4:20 PM by Jack Cadranel
This week Tour With Jack  offers you two tours especially chosen for the Nine Days leading up to Tish'a B'Av.
On Monday 12th July we shall visit the Herodian Mansions and Burnt House.  On the eve of the destruction of the Temple the Jews were torn apart by internal struggles; rich against poor, Sadducees against Pharisees, Zealots against the peace faction. On the 8th of Elul, a month after they burned the Temple, the Romans set fire to the upper city. Some of the wealthiest families and priests had homes on the slope of the Western Hill with a wonderful view of the Temple. Their power and position did not save them from the disaster that was to come. We'll visit their houses and learn about their lifestyles and the strife that led to their downfall.
We'll meet at 2.30pm at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot.
On Wednesday July 14th we shall walk In the Shadow of the Temple as we tour the Southern Wall Excavations and the Davidson CentreHerod's magnificent Temple was destroyed by the Romans in the Year 70 CE. At its feet lie remains that span 2000 years of Jerusalem's history. Come and explore!  
We shall meet just inside the Dung Gate at 9.30 am.
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 35 on Monday's tour and NIS 30 on Wednesday's tour.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
Coming up in the following week: There is no tour on Monday July 19th, Erev Tish'a B'Av, but on Wednesday July 21st we shall recall the time When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter.  We shall meet at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot at 9.30am.