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Tours July 28th and August 5th

posted Jul 23, 2009, 10:01 PM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Jul 23, 2009, 11:03 PM ]
Because of Tish'a Be'Av the tour this coming week will be on Tuesday morning.  We will tour the Burnt House and the Herodian Mansions.  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 will meet at the bus stop in the car park of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City on Tuesday July 28th at 9.30am.  (Bus No. 38)  Entrance fees of NIS 35 for adults, NIS 25 for senior citizens and NIS 15 for children on this tour.
The following week's tour Stone Houses and goodly dwellings: Nachlaot from Even Israel to Zichron Tuvia will be on Wednesday afternoon.  We shall be walking through some of the picturesque 19th Century neighbourhoods of Nahlaot.  Come and hear the stories of the people who lived in these neighbourhoods and the pioneers who built them.  We will meet in the stone circle in the pedestrian precinct on Agrippas Street near the junction with King George Street on Wednesday August 5th at 2.30pm.
These are 2-3 hour tours and will cost NIS 60 each plus entrance fees.  Please let me know by phone or email if you hope to join one of these tours.