18 Aug, 2008 in Jerusalem
Art and Pasta at the Museum of Italian Jews in Jerusalem

Last week the Museum of Italian Jews in down-town Jerusalem celebrated Italian culture with lots of great food and arts from Italy. The Italian Jewish community in Jerusalem is small but vibrant, orbiting around the community synagogue and museum at the foot of Hillel Street downtown – and like most Italians, they know how to […]

13 Aug, 2008 in Israel
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Usually open on weekends, the Jaffa flee market was open during last Thursday night with special performances and artists gathering together to bring some of that magical night market atmosphere to Israel. There were some bands playing around. Greek style… And a bit of Jazz… And some general …

12 Aug, 2008 in Jerusalem
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Just outside the old city walls overlooking the neighborhood of Abu-Tor is a Christian-Arab burial ground. In that place rests the person who became especially famous after Spielberg’s Oscar winning film “Schindler’s List”, Oskar Schindler, for rescuing Jews during the second world war Nazi rule. What looks a bit different , you’ll probably notice, is […]

8 Aug, 2008 in Jerusalem
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A week after arriving back in Israel my dad, who’s doing tour guiding as a hobby to selected groups of friends and family, took a group from his workplace to see a part of Jerusalem most locals, like myself, don’t really know about. Here’s the little I was able to find about it in English […]

6 Aug, 2008 in Jerusalem
Sultan Süleyman the magnificent - Jerusalem – On, around and inside the old city walls

The old city walls in Jerusalem are probably the best preserved Turkish style old city walls anywhere in the world. Sultan Süleyman or “Süleyman the magnificent” did an amazing job with the old city walls in Jerusalem back in the 16th century. On top of many other city walls built and destroyed before his …

4 Aug, 2008 in Jerusalem
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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Latin: Sanctum Sepulchrum), also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a Christian church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, (the Hill of Calvary), where the New Testament says that Jesus was crucified, and is said […]

3 Aug, 2008 in Jerusalem
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Although I’ve lived in Jerusalem most of my life there’s still so much about this city that I know nothing about. Ever since I took first took interest in exploring Jerusalem a few years ago I keep discovering something new about Jerusalem almost weekly. This Saturday it was the Rockefeller museum, north of the old […]

30 Jul, 2008 in Jerusalem
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I love what they did with Mamila. Going from the center of town up to the Jaffa gate of the old city is now the renewed Mamila. A gorgeous preserved neighborhood turned a relaxing shopping district with a combination of the traditional Jerusalem stone architecture with modern coffee hangouts and expensive shops. In the evening […]

28 Jul, 2008 in Jerusalem
Overlooking Jerusalem from Tower of the Church of the Redeemer

Jerusalem’s special. A person can spend a lifetime living here and still not grasp the depths of this city, the vast history, the diverse culture, the impossible politics, the spirit of what Jerusalem is. This Saturday I joined the municipal tour through the old city of Jerusalem towards the Kidron stream valley in East Jerusalem […]

21 Jun, 2008 in Taiwan
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Instead of taking the train/HSR up to the airport, I took the regular night bus. It reminded me of my first arrival in Taiwan a few years back. Never in my life, anywhere else, have I seen anything like it. I’m a tall guy, way too tall for the average …

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