Jerusalem

Did you hear of an ancient Curse-plates? Recently, a small ancient plate was dug at the Archaeological digs in the city of David, in Jerusalem. This plate, 1,700 tears old, was a curse-plate that had been probably summoned by a woman by the name of Kirilla who wished to curse a man called Yanis. The curse-plate,...

Christmas festivities take place in Israel, every year; in a glamorous style. Major cities of worship are Jerusalem, Nazareth, Haifa and Jaffa. Prayers, celebrations and festivities are exquisite and many non- Christians join the events in awe. Come and join, too. Merry Christmas!

One of Jerusalem’s unique attractions, aside its age-old ruins and monuments, is the marvelous marketplace called: “Machne-Yehuda”, or as referred to by Jerusalem inhabitants as simply the “SHUK”. The marketplace is situated in the heart of Jerusalem, in between Agripas and Jaffa streets, in the Machne-Yehuda...

Israel is covered in white! The country has been swept in a unique weather system that has brought snow, hail and much rain, to a usually  warm country, in December 2013. Aside the beauty of the scenery; the children playing outside in the snow (and the closed schools…), many houses in the north as well as in Jerusalem...

There is never a dull moment in Jerusalem. Not even for kids….The old as well as new city offers a variety of attractions for children of all ages. Here are some of the most famous sites that may be of interest to your children as well as to you, their parents: The Time ElevatorThis attraction offer a large screen...

Ein Karen is a small community in the outskirts of Jerusalem; it is an important place, mainly due to two reasons: The first is that John the Baptist is believed to have been born in Ein Karem.  The second is that tradition has it that the stones that had built the Jewish second Temple’s altar, had been brought from...

Jesus’ crucifixion is described in all four gospels. After the trial, Jesus was required to carry his cross; the route is believed to be the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem.  On the top if the cross an inscription was carved with the words: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. After receiving Pilate’s permission, the...

Jesus had set out for a walk, after the last supper, apparently it was a place called: "the garden of Gethsemane",in Jerusaelm. At this very place, Judas comes to meet Jesus, accompanied by a group of Jewish religious people, as well as some armed men and kisses Jesus, in order to mark him. While being arrested,...

The Last Supper is the final meal which Jesus shared with his twelve apostles, in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.  This supper is mentioned in length in all four Gospels. It is during that same supper that Jesus predicted that one of his apostles will betray him and hand him over to the authorities.

Further to the Gospels, Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem occurred at the beginning of the last week of his life, just a few days before the Last Supper. Jesus is believed to have ridden a donkey into the city. It is told that along his path, people have made small tributes and sang for him. The city had already been...

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