Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
... in prayer I paid no attention to the person. But after a while he spoke. To my surprise it was the Imam! He was the equivalent to a priest or a rabbi. The Imam had said, “Hello God’s child, why do you look so troubled?” I answered by spilling out my whole story along with a couple tears. During my story the Imam did not interrupt or look at me with judging eyes, instead he listened thoughtfully and waited until the end. His thoughtful gaze was curious to ...
... inside and approached the archbishop. He agreed to let us in, but not until he came out and pointed out which people had to use scarves to cover their knees or arms. When we entered the church, there was a service going on, in Armenian, and it was full blown orthodox, with incense floating in the air. It was a fantastic thing to see; one which Anna later pronounced her favorite part of the day.
Our tour hit all four of the sectors of the ...
... and studies in Jerusalem. Walking around town with a priest in full habit was quite an experience, given that the Catholic population is just 2-3% of the city. We got plenty of looks, a few scowls but also people coming up just to say hello. We bobbed and weaved through the market streets of the Old City, now filled with colorful souvenirs ranging from handmade pillows, to menorahs, to olive wood carvings. We visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to be the site ...
... experience I'm sure my father will never forget, despite his greatest wishes. I knew what I was getting into because I had done this when I was in Israel in 2001 with Birthrite Israel, but my dad kept saying he was up for any experience I was willing to throw his way. Man did he end up regretting that comment. After the terrifying jeep ride to the camp (which included switchback turns at 50 mph and almost hitting a dog and her puppy on the road), we ate dinner in a ...
... tour of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, which is supposedly the burial spot of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Leah. I remember watching Jews at prayer: hearing the Muslim call to prayer and thinking wow this is interesting. Our final stop was the Beit Haddash Museum which dealt with the Hebron Jewish community. The museum was powerful, especially with its images of the 1929 Massacre.
Now, I’m going to express my beliefs about Hebron. It ...
Other places to stay in Jerusalem
1, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $145
- Simply Grand
- Best service at the grand court jerusalem
- Pleasure vacation not a night mare
ימין משה, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $120
Saint George St. 9, Jerusalem | Hotelfrom $100
אבו תור, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $446
- Best Breakfast Buffet in the World
- Fantastic Hotel, I recommend it to everyone
- By far the best hotel in Jerusalem. Definitely stay here.
אבו תור, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $166
- Nice hotel
- Schönes Hotel
- No volveré a llevar allí a mis grupos
גִּבְעַת שַׁפִּירָא, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $163
רוממה, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $119
אבו תור, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $309
- Liked the Inbal
- Ideal location but noisy
- Good Hotel but not great
אבו תור, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $146
- Ok but for religous
- Preis/Leistung und das Hotel waren super
- Great Hotel, Great Value
39 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $200
- My Stay was great
- Great location, very solid hotel
- Great deal on a decent price hotel
רוממה, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $94
ימין משה, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $141
הרובע הנוצרי, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $97
- Jeusalem gold
- Good - but be warned!
- Jerusalem Gold has the Midas touch for reasonable price!
1, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $419
- Poor Service in Jerusalem
- A fabulous hotel
- Excellent Hotel
גִּבְעַת רָם, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $130
מקור ברוך, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $159
בית וגן, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $128
נחלאות, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $223
- Wonderful Location and Stay
- Don't go there
- Beautiful Hotel, Beautiful Setting
1, Jerusalem | 5 star hotelfrom $409
אבו תור, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $134
1, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $126
א-טור, Jerusalem | 3 star hotelfrom $91
גִּבְעַת רָם, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $197
הרובע המוסלמי, Jerusalem | 1 star hotelfrom $120
גִּבְעַת רָם, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $194
- Not bad at all if you're not fussy
- I really enjoyed this hotel.
- Total letdown
אבו תור, Jerusalem | 4 star hotelfrom $179