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Jewish Journeys in Jerusalem : A Tourist Guide,9780981160672

Jewish Journeys in Jerusalem : A Tourist Guide

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9780981160672

ISBN10:
0981160670
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/12/2010
Publisher(s):
Atlasbooks Dist Serv
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Summary

Jewish Journeys in Jerusalem: A Tourist's Guide is a travel guide designed to give tourists a Jewish experience when visiting the city. The book covers interesting background about popular sites and fascinating details about lesser-known places. How was the Talmudic era grave of Nicanor found? Which places give the best views of the Temple Mount? Where can you walk on the roof of the Old City? How did the Geula neighborhood get its name? Whether this is your first trip to Jerusalem or one of many, this book is bound to greatly enhance your understanding and appreciation of the city.

Author Biography

Jay Levinson, after retiring from the Israel Police, has published many books and articles about his numerous travels. He has written extensively about Jewish sites and history, and is well acquainted with Jerusalem where he has lived for over 25 years. Levinson holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Acknowledgementsp. 5
Background Informationp. 13
Facts about Jerusalemp. 15
Historyp. 15
Bordersp. 16
Topographyp. 17
Flora and Faunap. 17
Religionp. 18
Buildingsp. 18
Street Signs and Namesp. 18
Archeologyp. 19
Miscellaneousp. 21
Visasp. 21
Government Tourist Officep. 21
Securityp. 21
Newspapersp. 21
Timep. 22
Emergencyp. 22
Disabled Visitorsp. 22
Business Hoursp. 23
Accommodationsp. 23
Lost and Foundp. 24
Religious Mattersp. 25
Sabbath Mealsp. 25
Sha'atnezp. 25
Shabbat Eruvp. 25
T'chum Shabbatp. 26
Yom Tov Sheinip. 26
Simchat Torah - Hakafotp. 27
Purimp. 27
Meimunap. 27
Asking a Rabbip. 27
Candle Lighting Timesp. 28
Calculating Sunrisep. 28
Parshat HaShavua Readingp. 29
Weekly Pagesp. 29
Genizahp. 29
Classes and Lecturesp. 29
Funeralsp. 29
Cemeteriesp. 30
Mikvahp. 30
Menp. 30
Womenp. 30
Kashering Utensilsp. 31
Synagoguesp. 31
Minyan "factories"p. 31
Cohanimp. 31
Generalp. 31
Birkat Cohanimp. 31
Museumsp. 32
Graves outside Cemeteriesp. 32
Cemeteriesp. 32
Kashrutp. 33
Mehadrin and "Regular"p. 33
Pas/Bishul Yisraelp. 33
Winep. 33
On the Airplanep. 34
Pesach Booksp. 34
Passoverp. 34
After Passoverp. 35
Laws Pertaining to the Land of Israelp. 37
Shemitahp. 37
Chadashp. 37
Tithingp. 37
B'chorotp. 38
Orlahp. 38
Eventsp. 39
Weddingsp. 39
Musicp. 39
Getting Aroundp. 41
Walking and Hikingp. 41
Local Bussesp. 41
Generalp. 41
Friday Afternoonp. 42
Saturday Nightp. 42
Mehadrin Bussesp. 42
Light Railp. 42
Vansp. 43
Touringp. 45
Feesp. 45
Touring Jerusalemp. 47
Old Cityp. 49
Overviewp. 49
Western Wall Areap. 51
Temple Mountp. 51
Viewing the Temple Mountp. 51
Gates to the Temple Mountp. 52
Under the Temple Mountp. 53
Western Wall Tunnelp. 55
Chain of Generationsp. 56
Western Wallp. 56
Backgroundp. 57
Prayersp. 57
Western Wall Plazap. 59
HaKotel HaKatanp. 60
To Reach HaKotel HaKatanp. 60
Davidson Centerp. 60
City of Davidp. 62
Tourp. 64
Jewish Quarterp. 67
Ariel, Center for Jerusalem during the First Templep. 67
Batei Galiciap. 68
Broad Wallp. 69
Burnt Housep. 70
Cardop. 72
Herodian Quarter-Wohl Archeological Museump. 74
Karaite Synagoguep. 75
Old Yishuv Court Museump. 77
One Last Day Museump. 79
Rechov Plugat HaKotelp. 79
Siebenberg Housep. 79
Synagoguesp. 79
Churvap. 80
Ben Zakaip. 81
Rambanp. 81
Tiferet Yisraelp. 81
Temple Institutep. 82
Other Sites in the Old Cityp. 85
Ramparts and the Gates of the Old Cityp. 85
Rampartsp. 85
Jaffap. 85
Newp. 86
Damascus Gatep. 87
Flowerp. 87
Lions'p. 88
Mercy (Golden)p. 88
Dungp. 88
Zionp. 89
Huldap. 89
Tower of Davidp. 89
Zedekiah's Cavep. 91
Mount of Olivesp. 93
Graves of Prophetsp. 93
Kidron Valleyp. 94
Mount Zionp. 95
Cable Car Museump. 95
Holocaust Museump. 96
King David's Tombp. 113
Mount Scopusp. 115
Augusta Victoria Hospitalp. 115
British Cemeteryp. 115
Universityp. 116
New Cityp. 119
Agnon Housep. 119
Ammunition Hillp. 120
Bank of Israelp. 122
Begin Heritage Centerp. 124
Belz Torah Centerp. 125
Bezalel Academyp. 127
Bible Lands Museump. 128
Biblical Zoop. 129
Bloomfield Science Museump. 131
Bukharian Neighborhoodp. 133
Chagall Windows-Hadassah-Ein Karemp. 134
Davidkap. 134
Geulap. 134
Bikur Holim Hospitalp. 134
Geula Neighborhoodp. 137
Rechov Strausp. 138
Givat Shaul (Biblical)p. 139
Great Synagoguep. 141
Gush Katif Museump. 143
Har Mamenuchot and Other Cemeteriesp. 144
Hebrew University - Givat Ramp. 145
Botanical Gardensp. 145
National and University Libraryp. 145
Heichal Shlomo (Wolfson) Museump. 147
Herzl Museump. 148
Israel Museump. 150
Miniature of Jerusalemp. 151
Shrine of the Bookp. 152
Italian Jewryp. 153
Jerusalem Mall (Malkha)p. 154
Knessetp. 155
Machne Yehudahp. 155
Marketp. 155
Ministry of Healthp. 156
Zohorei Hama - Sundial Synagoguep. 156
Mandate Prisonp. 157
Mea Shearimp. 159
Mekor Baruchp. 160
Motzap. 161
Museum on the Seamp. 162
Natural History Museump. 163
North African Jewryp. 164
Otzar HaPoskimp. 165
Promenadep. 166
Psalms Museump. 167
Rav Kook Housep. 167
Rebbe's Museump. 169
Religious Zionist Archivesp. 170
Rockefeller Museump. 171
Safra Squarep. 172
Shaarei Zedek Hospitalp. 173
Sheikh Badr and Emergency Cemeteries in 1948p. 176
Shimon HaTzadik Gravep. 178
Supreme Courtp. 179
Ticho Housep. 179
Third Wallp. 180
Time Elevatorp. 181
Tomb of the Kingsp. 182
Yad Ben Zvip. 183
Yad Sarahp. 184
Yad VaShemp. 185
Yemin Moshep. 186
Zichron Moshep. 188
Zion Squarep. 188
Indexp. 189
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