Jerusalem - The City of Faith

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Jerusalem was founded in 4,000 BCE and is often seen as the holiest city in Israel. Followers of all three Abrahamic religions consider this place to be a center of faith and religious practice.

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Since the Six Day War in 1967, the state of Israel has occupied Jerusalem. The Israeli border with Jordan is 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Jerusalem. Politically, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and houses the Supreme Court and government branches. Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel in terms of population and geography. There is an entertainment and cultural aspect of the city that offers great shopping and exciting nightlife.

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Throughout the city, there are two different types of shopping areas: modern malls and stalls of the Old City. If you’re looking for a unique souvenir or delicious ingredients, you should visit the outdoor “shuk” (market) called Machane Yehuda. Feel free to test out your bargaining skills and use the terms “lo” for no and “ken” for yes to agree on prices.

 

There is also a shopping area called Mamilla which is a mixture of outdoor stores and restaurants close to the Old City. The night scene in Jerusalem is lively and there are many bars and lounges close to Ben Yehuda Street. When the sun goes down, Machane Yehuda’s market stalls become a bustling center full of pubs and coffeeshops.

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If you’re more of an outdoorsy person, be sure to check out Sacher Park, (Gan Sacher) located in the west of the city near the Knesset (Supreme Court). In terms of museums, Jerusalem is an incredible source of art and history.

 

The Israel Museum holds the Dead Sea Scrolls (worth the visit to see in person) and Yad Vasehm, a museum commemorating the Holocaust and those affected by it. Holy sites include: the Western Wall (Kotel), Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Temple Mount/Dome of the Rock, Mount Zion and David’s Tomb, Via Dolorosa and the Mount of Olives.

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Please keep in mind that during peak tourism times, there may be a wait to see these holy areas. Try to plan ahead and visit with a tour group that is familiar with the entry times. Whether you’re interested in shopping, religious sites, museums or the outdoors, Jerusalem is an amazing place to explore and experience.

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