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Monday August 24th and Wednesday August 26th

posted Aug 19, 2009, 7:53 AM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Aug 19, 2009, 9:18 AM ]
This coming Monday's tour is called Europe Stakes Its Claim.  In the 19th century, the European powers gave Jerusalem some of its most impressive buildings – hospitals, churches, post offices, and more. They weren’t just being generous! This tour will give you the low-down on what they built and why and on their impact on Jewish Jerusalem.  We shall meet just outside the Jaffa Gate at 2.30pm on Monday August 24th.
 
On Wednesday morning we shall be visiting the Temple Mount.  The Temple Mount sits on the Eastern Hill of the Old City of Jerusalem above David’s City. It is holy to Jews as Har HaBayit, the site of the First and Second Temples. It is holy to Muslims as al-haram ash-sharif or the Noble Sanctuary to which the prophet Muhammad travelled on his Night Journey and from which he ascended to Heaven. For Christians it is the place where Jesus taught as a young boy and where, as a man, he overturned the tables of the money changers. On this tour we shall explore the history and significance of this important and controversial site and see some of the buildings which occupy it today. Modest dress is required for this tour.  We shall meet just inside the Dung Gate at 8.30am on Wednesday August 26th.
 
These are 2-3 hour tours and cost NIS 60 each.  Please register with me by phone or email  if you wish to join one of them.
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