Holy Land Tours: Jerusalem’s Oldest Neighborhood

Jan 07, 2019  |  By Mari

For thousands of years, Jews have been living in Jerusalem, but it was not always the magnificent and large city that it is today; with dozens of neighborhoods and about 902,000 residents. In the past, Jerusalem was limited to the area of the Old City, where people found safety within its large stone walls, guarding them from thieves and fears of the desert. In the late 1800s, a problem arose […]

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Holy Land History: Tel Aviv’s White City

Dec 16, 2018  |  By Mari

Tel Aviv wasn’t always the city that never sleeps, in fact, there once was a time when Tel Aviv was just a quiet costal town. In 1909, a group of Jews gathered together on the beach just north of Jaffa and decided that this would be where they would live. They divided up the sandy plot of land and drew lots to determine each family’s home. Soon enough, houses and […]

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The Holy City of Jerusalem: The International City

Dec 11, 2018  |  By Mari

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and is at the heart of the Jewish people. Jews have been inhabiting the city for thousands of years, but the history of Jerusalem has had a strong Christian influence as well. Jews have only been a majority of Jerusalem’s population since the Ottoman Empire, and before they were a majority, Christians were. Jerusalem was an “international city”, meaning it did not belong to […]

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