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Jewish Quarter Walk.

A 3 hour inspiring walk in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem with Leon Gork as your tour guide.

A wonderful tour to learn all about our Jewish Heritage in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Tour will include:

  • Visit the reconstructed Ohel Yitzhak Synagogue

  • Visit the Kotel (Wailing Wall) Hear about the real reason why Jews wail at the Wall

  • Visit the Herodian Houses

  • Visit the Cardo

  • Visit Hezekia's Broad Wall 

 
Jewish Quarter Street
Jewish Quarter Street

Misgav Ledach, one of the famouse streets of the Jewish quarter

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Jewish Quarter Cafe
Jewish Quarter Cafe

Coffee shop and great felafel in the Jewish Quarter

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glass bowl priestly houses
glass bowl priestly houses

found in excavations of 6 houses from the time of Herod the Great

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Jewish Quarter Street
Jewish Quarter Street

Misgav Ledach, one of the famouse streets of the Jewish quarter

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The Wailing Wall

 

For 2000 years Jews have overcome all obstacles to visit the Wailing Wall. I had dreamed of coming here since I was very young and finally managed it in 1959.

Our tour guide pointed out the place of “Wall” from the rooftop of David’s tomb on Mt. Zion and I thought I could see it. We couldn’t go there because it was in the Jordanian part of Jerusalem and Jews weren’t permitted.

 
The Wailing Wall
The Wailing Wall

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Wailing Wall
Wailing Wall

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prayer at the Wailing Wall
prayer at the Wailing Wall

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The Wailing Wall
The Wailing Wall

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I didn’t realize the pent up feelings I had for the “Wall” or the Jewish People until I finally visited the “Wall” in 1967, just after the 6 days war, I stood at the “Wall” and wept bitterly and uncontrollably because suddenly I realized the loss we suffered 2000 years ago wasn’t just a building called the “Temple”. It was much more than that:

It was as if I was standing up to my knees in the blood of my people just  slaughtered by Titus’ Roman soldiers. I felt as if I and all the Jewish people had just become homeless orphans wandering through a world seeking love and mercy from the nations for 2000 years.

For 2000 years the nations of the world have had the opportunity to fulfill the words of the Bible: “And you shall do no wrong to a stranger or oppress him…..” “And you shall not afflict any widow or orphan.” Ex.22.

2000 years of wandering in vain. In every nation they sought shelter and instead were cruelly persecuted by antisemitism. Cruelty still abides in the world, the principles of love and mercy, denied to the Jews for 2000 years are still not applied and people and nations are still cruel to each other. This is why we “Wail” at the “Wailing Wall”.

 

Davidson Archaeological Garnden and Southern Wall steps

This is an outdoor and indoor Museum. Here the visitor will walk on roads from the 2nd Temple period, which were revealed by 40 years of Archaeological digging. 36 levels of habitation, including houses, ritual baths, shops, complete cities that had accumulated, one on top of the other. Nowhere in the world is it possible to visit cities thousands of years old as one can do here. This is one of those must see sites for every visitor to Jerusalem, especially under the excellent and interesting guiding of Leon.

Hulda Gates
Hulda Gates

Davidson archaeological garden, entrance gates, now closed, to enter the temple

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Steps Southern Wall
Steps Southern Wall

Steps leading into the 2nd Temple

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Southern Wall Steps
Southern Wall Steps

The entrance into the temple from the 2nd temple period

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Hulda Gates
Hulda Gates

Davidson archaeological garden, entrance gates, now closed, to enter the temple

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