Jerusalem Anecdotes

Yason’s Tomb in the Rehavia, Jerusalem

In our website, we’ve covered many burial sites, graves, cemeteries and monuments in and around Jerusalem.After being destroyed and rebuilt tens of times, constant battles and the ever-changing rulers, dictators, and empires – it is...

YMCA Compound in Jerusalem

The YMCA compound in western Jerusalem, dubbed “Yimka” in Hebrew, is located on King David Street right across from the renowned King David Hotel.The Byzantine-esque building was founded by the British in 1878 and was...

Mamilla in Jerusalem

Mamilla ("the one that comes from Allah" in Arabic), is the name of a early neighborhood formed outside Jaffa gate.Between the 1948 (War of Independence) and the 1967 (Six-Day War), Mamilla was the border between...

The King David Hotel in Jerusalem

The hotel was founded in the mid-1920’s by Ezra Mosseri, a wealthy Egyptian Jewish banker, and later opened to the public in 1931.The architects who were commissioned to design the hotel created a structure that...

The Art Garden at the Israel Museum

On the western slope of the Israel Museum, lies the Art Garden that was impressively landscaped by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchiand.The 20-acre garden is made up of terraced, semicircular earth and stone embankments and contains...

Oskar Schindler’s Grave on Mount Zion

A Hero’s Final Resting Place on Mount ZionBorn in 1908, Oskar Schindler was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia.   Oskar Schindler saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his...

Rehavia Windmill

The Rehavia windmill that was built by the Greek Orthodox Church in the middle of the 19th century.  The windmill was constructed in the heart of farmland and was used for the production of flour...

The Good Samaritan Museum

The biblical name of the area called Ma’ale Adumim (Red Heights) and it takes its name from the red rock lining the ascent from the Dead Sea.The 16 mile-long road between Jerusalem and Jericho has...

Jerusalem Syndrome

Imagine a nice, perfectly normal-looking tourist traveling around Israel, who eventually comes to Jerusalem, as tourists do. Suddenly everything goes awry: claiming he is Samson, he tries to bring down the walls near the Western...

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