“The thoughts Jerusalem suggests are full of poetry, sublimity, and, more than all, dignity” – Mark Twain, The innocent Abroad.
Jerusalem, City of Gold is one of the most famous cities in the world and one of the most beautiful. Part of Jerusalem’s charm is that all structures are made of the same golden colored stone and the city is divided into neighborhoods which each have a unique character. The heart of Jerusalem is the Old City within the 16th century fortified walls. It was here that Jesus was crucified; where the 1st century Holy Jewish Temple stood and where Muslims believe Muhammad made the Night Journey. Here you can see the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, David’s Citadel and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as well as many other fascinating sites
In the “new” modern city beyond the Old City walls there are sidewalk cafes, malls, chic stores and classy hotels but there are also quaint markets, Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods which have not changed for hundreds of years, the world famous Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum and the Israel Museum.
We shall learn how one city came to be so important to so many people. Why Jews, Christians and Muslims revere Jerusalem. How Jerusalem has become the cradle of the three monotheistic religions. Jerusalem is also a city that attracts secular visitors for its history, archaeology, culture, architecture, art.
Come, walk through its 3000 years of history, along its narrow allies, meet the people that live here, visit here, pray here and admire its glory.