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Tours start again on Wednesday September 30th

posted Sep 24, 2009, 4:12 AM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Sep 24, 2009, 4:15 AM ]
Shana tova!  Tours start again this coming Wednesday with a guided tour of 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 will meet just inside the Dung Gate on Wednesday September 30th at 8.00am.  Note the early start.  Modest dress is required.  The tour will last 2-3 hours and will cost NIS 60.
The following week (Chol Hamoed Sukkot) there will be tours on Monday and Wednesday.  Mark these dates in your diary.
Monday October 5th at 9.30am. Rehavia: Yekkes In Spanish Streets.
Wednesday October 7th at 9.30am. In the Shadow of the Temple: Southern Wall Excavations