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When Jews in the Muslim Quarter and a Walk on the Walls - June 7th & 9th

posted May 27, 2010, 2:49 AM by Jack Cadranel
This week's tours each offer you a new way of looking at the Old City.  
 
The tour on Monday 31st May looks at life "When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter".  Is the Old City of Jerusalem divided into four quarters each with its own population?  It sounds neat and tidy but it was never as simple as that.  Populations have moved from place to place and the boundaries of the “quarters” have always been fluid and porous.  The tour follows the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found in the Moslem Quarter between 1850 and 1936.  
Meet at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot at 2.30 pm.
 
On Wednesday June 2nd take a Walk on the Walls.  The tour starts at the Tower of David and follows the Ramparts Walk southwards past the Armenian Quarter, Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter to the Dung Gate.  Leaving the ramparts near the Western Wall, it winds its way back through the markets and the Jewish Quarter to the Jaffa Gate.    
Meet at 9.30am just outside the Jaffa Gate.
 
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.  On Wednesday's tour there are site fees of NIS 16.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
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