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Tour With Jack over the Yamim Noraim

posted Sep 6, 2010, 10:25 AM by Jack Cadranel
With Rosh Hashanah just a couple of days away here are details of my tours for the next two weeks.  I look forward to seeing you and I wish you all a sweet, happy and healthy New Year.
 
On Monday September 13th Montefiore Meets Rav Kook as we walk from the windmill to Ticho House.  Although in the 1850’s living conditions in the Old City were terrible bad, people were too frightened to live outside the safety that its walls and locked gates offered them.  On this tour you will visit the first few Jewish neighbourhoods to be built outside the Old City and hear the stories of the benefactors and communal leaders like Moses Montefiore and Rabbis David ben Shimon and Yosef Rivlin who built them.
We'll meet at 2.30pm outside the Begin Centre on Nachon Street. 
 
On Wednesday September 15th we shall explore Ethiopia Street.  To some this was a “treife gasse” but in the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was the intellectual heart of Jerusalem. Priests, libraries, schools, the Hagana, the Joint and Jerusalem's intelligentsia all found a place in this intriguing neighbourhood and many countries had their embassies here.  On this tour you will visit Jerusalem’s Ethiopian church, the home of Eliezer Ben Yehuda and much more.
We shall meet at the junction of HaRav Kook and HaNevi'im Streets at 9.30am.

On Monday September 20th we shall tour the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  The Via Dolorosa marks Jesus' journey carrying the cross from his trial and condemnation by Pontius Pilate to his crucifiction at Golgotha.   For pilgrims it is a spiritual journey but from as early as the 4th Century Christians have also followed a physical "Way of the Cross" through Jerusalem.  Over the centuries the route has varied but became settled in the 18th Century.  The tour follows the stations along the route to Jesus' tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  Please wear modest clothes for this tour.
We shall meet just inside the Dung Gate at 1.30pm..
 
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 fees.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
 
There are a handful of seats left on the Chol HaMoed Gilboa tour.  If you want to join this tour please contact me immediately.
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