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In the Footsteps of Heroes

Historic and Heritage Sites in Jerusalem

An inspiring, thought-provoking tour telling the stories those who were forced to make significant personal sacrifices, displaying strength and courage over the years in Jerusalem.  We'll describe their sometimes heroic deeds and the challenges they faced in the expansion and growth of the city.   Tour includes scenic vistas and visits to heritage and historic sites.

Among the sites we will visit

Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Mishkenot Sha’ananim

This is the first Jewish neighborhood established outside the Old City walls of Jerusalem in the middle of the 19th century by Baron Moshe Montefiore, and the symbol of the beginning of the “exit from inside the walls” and the settlement of the new city. The source of the neighborhood’s name (“quiet dwellings” in Hebrew) is from the verse, “And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” (Isaiah 32:18).
Yemin Moshe

Yemin Moshe

Built in 1891 as part of the process of Jews moving out from within the Old City walls, the neighborhood is adjacent to Mishkenot Sha’ananim. This neighborhood was also built by Moshe Montefiore, and named for him. The neighborhood’s character has changed over the years, usually as a result of events in the area and of Israel’s wars. In 1967, following Jerusalem’s reunification, Yemin Moshe was again characterized as an artists’ village and has kept this character until today. Yemin Moshe is filled with beautiful gardens and unique stone houses, many artists’ galleries, a music center, and guest house.

Promenade Along the Old City Walls

The walls circling Jerusalem’s Old City were built 500 years ago by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The wall was built as a protective fortress for the Sultan’s soldiers and was used by Ottoman, British, and Jordanian soldiers in turn. It is open to visitors and offers breathtaking views from several unique vantage points onto the Old City and to the vistas beyond.
Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion

The Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter

 
The Jewish Quarter inside the Old City walls holds within its borders the history of the Jewish people in Jerusalem. From the First Temple period’s broad wall, to the Herodian Quarter during the Second Temple period, the Roman-Byzantine period in the Cardo, the Jewish homes and synagogues from the Middle Ages to the neighborhood that was destroyed in 1948 and reclaimed and rebuilt after the Six-Day War.
The “Alone on the Walls” Museum

The “Alone on the Walls” Museum

This museum provides a view of the Jewish Quarter and its defenders during the final days of the 1948 War of Independence. Visitors can watch a film on the fall of the Jewish Quarter, in addition to seeing an impressive photographic exhibit by press photographer John Phillips who was witness to and documented the battles and fall of the Jewish Quarter in 1948.
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Tour Duration

3 hours

Start Point

Mishkenot Sha’ananim

End Point

The Western Wall

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