The Central Mountains: Jerusalem & the Surroundings

This region has three central areas:

  • Jerusalem
  • Shfela Lowlands
  • The Judaean Mountains

We will focus on the main sites and settlements throughout the Jerusalem area, the Shfela Lowlands and the Jerusalem Mountains

We will learn about the history, heritage, and geography of the region, as well as the environmental and community projects that KKL-JNF runs in the area

The Overseas Education Department's Kits

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My Jerusalem Activity Kit

My Jerusalem Activity Kit

Created by KKL-JNF for students from 1st – 9th grade, this 48 page long booklet includes ten interactive activities that explore various topics related to the city of Jerusalem and the

Ways to Jerusalem Activity Kits

Ways to Jerusalem Activity Kits

Ways to Jerusalem is an educational and value-laden program comprised of eight original activity kits that engage participants with different aspects of Jerusalem. Created by the KKL-JNF for youth within a

The Jerusalem Story Told By Its Gardens

The Jerusalem Story Told By Its Gardens

Created by KKL-JNF in 2017, in celebration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War, this photography exhibition tells the unique stories of the city

The Many Faces of Jerusalem: A Poster Set of Jerusalem Sites

The Many Faces of Jerusalem: A Poster Set of Jerusalem Sites

Created by the Education Division of the KKL-JNF Overseas Department in 2017, in celebration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War, this poster set presents

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KKL-JNF Projects

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Top-Notch Bike Trails in Ben Shemen Forest

Top-Notch Bike Trails in Ben Shemen Forest

The inauguration of KKL-JNF’s Ben Shemen Forest bike trails in 2011 was an exciting moment for Israel, as this Jerusalem Post article explains. The forest, initially purchased by the KKL-JNF

Special Needs Children Planting Israel’s Future

Special Needs Children Planting Israel’s Future

This clip (4:14) depicts a moving event hosted in the Ben Shemen Forest each year: a Tu Bishvat tree-planting celebration for Israeli children with special needs. This joint initiative between

Cyclists Ride the Ben Shemen Forest’s Blue Trail

Cyclists Ride the Ben Shemen Forest’s Blue Trail

Come along for the ride as the two cyclists in this clip (2:16) tackle the Ben Shemen Forest’s single-track Herzl Trail, also known as the “Blue Trail.” Located near Modi’in,

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E-Learning

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Sites & Regions in Jerusalem surrounding area & Yehuda Mountains

Sites & Regions in Jerusalem surrounding area & Yehuda Mountains

Jerusalem Shfela Lowlands    Yehuda Mountains The Mountains of Bet El The Jerusalem Mountains The Hebron Hills This data is from tiuli website –  a tourism website that provides information about

Top-Notch Bike Trails in Ben Shemen Forest

Top-Notch Bike Trails in Ben Shemen Forest

The inauguration of KKL-JNF’s Ben Shemen Forest bike trails in 2011 was an exciting moment for Israel, as this Jerusalem Post article explains. The forest, initially purchased by the KKL-JNF

Special Needs Children Planting Israel’s Future

Special Needs Children Planting Israel’s Future

This clip (4:14) depicts a moving event hosted in the Ben Shemen Forest each year: a Tu Bishvat tree-planting celebration for Israeli children with special needs. This joint initiative between

Cyclists Ride the Ben Shemen Forest’s Blue Trail

Cyclists Ride the Ben Shemen Forest’s Blue Trail

Come along for the ride as the two cyclists in this clip (2:16) tackle the Ben Shemen Forest’s single-track Herzl Trail, also known as the “Blue Trail.” Located near Modi’in,

Left for Dead in 1948: The Battle that Shaped Ariel Sharon

Left for Dead in 1948: The Battle that Shaped Ariel Sharon

This Times of Israel article tells the story of how a young Ariel Sharon led his battalion in one of the most important military missions of his career: the Battle

Uri Avnery’s Battle of Latrun Story

Uri Avnery’s Battle of Latrun Story

In this clip (2:43), the late political activist Uri Avnery recounts part of his experience in the Battle for Latrun in 1948. Located on the main road from Tel Aviv

Israel’s Amazing Tank Museum

Israel’s Amazing Tank Museum

Check out Israel’s world-renowned tank collection and learn about the fascinating story of Latrun in this video tour (3:45) of the Yad LaShiryon Armoured Corps Museum and Memorial. Latrun was

What Makes Jerusalem So Holy to All Monotheistic Faiths?

What Makes Jerusalem So Holy to All Monotheistic Faiths?

Written by Erica Chernovsky of the BBC, this informative article explains why Jerusalem is sacred to each of the three monotheistic religions by looking at the historical and religious significance

Jerusalem: Sacred to the Three Monotheistic Faiths

Jerusalem: Sacred to the Three Monotheistic Faiths

This video (05:09) provides a general introduction to the historic city of Jerusalem and its significance to each of the three monotheistic religions. The video briefly discusses the city’s religious history

Why was Jerusalem Important to the First Muslims?

Why was Jerusalem Important to the First Muslims?

Written by Robert G. Hoyland, a Professor of Early Islamic Middle Eastern History at New York University, this thorough article discusses why Jerusalem became so important to Islam in the beginning

The History of Jerusalem’s Importance in Islam

The History of Jerusalem’s Importance in Islam

Produced by Israel for Tourists, this informative video (02:53) provides a historical approach to the significance of Jerusalem in Islam, describing it as a “political outcome stemming from religious beliefs.”

The Significance of Jerusalem in Christianity

The Significance of Jerusalem in Christianity

Produced by Voice of America News, a U.S. government-funded international multimedia agency, this video (04:00) explores the significance of Jerusalem in Christianity as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection,

The Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem in Christianity Through Scriptures & Prophecy

The Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem in Christianity Through Scriptures & Prophecy

Created by the One for Israel Ministry, an evangelical organization that seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus with Israelis, this video (06:38) describes the spiritual significance of Jerusalem according

Jerusalem’s Sacred Christian Sites

Jerusalem’s Sacred Christian Sites

Published on the website of the Holy Land Voyager, a Christian tour agency, this article describes the significance of Jerusalem in Christianity. Exploring the historical and spiritual meaning behind some

Why is Jerusalem So Important for Muslims?

Why is Jerusalem So Important for Muslims?

This introductory video (01:00) provides a list of the different reasons why Jerusalem is considered sacred according to Muslim tradition.   

The Significance of Jerusalem in Islam

The Significance of Jerusalem in Islam

This introductory article from ThoughtCo clearly explains the religious significance of Jerusalem in Islam. Known in Arabic as Al-Quds or Baitul-Maqdis (“The Noble, Sacred Place), the city is sacred to Muslims because

An Animated History of Jerusalem: 4000 Years in 5 Minutes

An Animated History of Jerusalem: 4000 Years in 5 Minutes

Produced by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, an independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy, this comprehensive video (05:15) summarizes the long and tumultuous history of Jerusalem

Celebrating 3500 years of Jewish History in Jerusalem

Celebrating 3500 years of Jewish History in Jerusalem

Modeled after a Facebook-generated video, this creative video (01:36) celebrates the Jewish presence in Jerusalem from biblical to modern times, highlighting significant political and religious events from a Jewish perspective. Created

Zionism in Animation: A Concise History of Jerusalem

Zionism in Animation: A Concise History of Jerusalem

Part of The Jewish Story In Animation, a Zionist educational initiative, this animated video (01:45) presents a concise summary of the history of Jerusalem from biblical times through the reunification of the city

An Introduction to the Al-Aqsa Mosque

An Introduction to the Al-Aqsa Mosque

This informative article introduces the history and significance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on the Haram al-Sharif, the third holiest site in Islam. (Photo credit: Richard Sevcik, Shutterstock)

An Introduction to the Dome of the Rock

An Introduction to the Dome of the Rock

Written by Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, an archaeologist and architectural historian, this article explains the history, design and political and religious significance of the Dome of the Rock. A thorough introduction

The Second Temple & its Destruction: A Look into the Psyche of Ancient Judaism

The Second Temple & its Destruction: A Look into the Psyche of Ancient Judaism

An except from Rabbi Irving Greenberg’s “The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays,” this article describes the unimaginable shattering of the Jewish people and way of life that resulted from the destruction

The Construction, Spiritual Significance & A 3D Virtual Tour of Solomon’s Temple

The Construction, Spiritual Significance & A 3D Virtual Tour of Solomon’s Temple

This lengthy video (16:30) is a dramatic, animated short film in which King Solomon describes to King Rehoboam, his son and successor, the construction, worship and significance of the First

The History & Significance of the Dome of the Rock in Islam & Judaism

The History & Significance of the Dome of the Rock in Islam & Judaism

Produced by Andrew Henry, a Ph.D student in Religious Studies and creator of the Religion for Breakfast YouTube channel, this informative video (09:40) explains the history of the Dome of the

The Roman Siege of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Second Temple

The Roman Siege of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Second Temple

Created by HistoryPod a daily “on this day” YouTube history channel, this brief video (02:44) recalls the Roman attack on Jerusalem, as part of the First Jewish-Roman War. With a historical and

The Talmudic Tale of Kamtza & Bar Kamtza and the Destruction of the Second Temple

The Talmudic Tale of Kamtza & Bar Kamtza and the Destruction of the Second Temple

Created by Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, this animated video (04:03) retells the famous Talmudic tale of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza as an example of the “baseless hatred” among the Jewish nation

Virtual Tour of the Second Temple

Virtual Tour of the Second Temple

This fascinating video (12:29) takes viewers on a virtual tour of an animated 3D reconstruction of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem following King Herod’s expansion project. Despite the poorly written onscreen

What Was the Holy Temple?

What Was the Holy Temple?

Written by Rabbi Mendy Hecht for AskMoses.com, this thorough article describes the physical structure of the First and Second Temples, as well as their spiritual significance and centrality to Jewish

An Introduction to the Sacred Jewish Temples

An Introduction to the Sacred Jewish Temples

Produced by Christian historian and author, Kelly Warman-Stallings, this video (08:11) provides an introduction to the history of the First and Second Temples based on the Hebrew and Christian Bibles

Jewish History from the Building of the First Temple through the Destruction of the Second Temple

Jewish History from the Building of the First Temple through the Destruction of the Second Temple

This post presents four short, informative videos in which Jewish historian Rabbi Berel Wein explains the period of Jewish history from the building of the First Temple through the destruction of the Second

The Babylonian Conquest and the Destruction of the First Temple

The Babylonian Conquest and the Destruction of the First Temple

Produced by Megalim, the City of David Institute for Jerusalem Studies, this informative video (07:32) recalls the history of the Babylonian conquest of the Kingdom of Judah and the eventual

Interactive Virtual Tour of Haram al-Sharif

Interactive Virtual Tour of Haram al-Sharif

Produced by Al Jazeera, a state-funded Qatari news network, this interactive video (06:37) provides a detailed virtual tour of the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount Complex, including the Dome of the Rock,

Thorough Virtual Tour of Haram-Al Sharif

Thorough Virtual Tour of Haram-Al Sharif

Created for AramcoWorld Magazine, which aims to broaden knowledge of the Arab and Muslim worlds, this link opens up a detailed, interactive virtual tour of the Haram al-Sharif / Temple

Solomon’s Stables

Solomon’s Stables

From the GoJerusalem City Guide website, this article describes the history and significance of Solomon’s Stables, a large underground space located beneath the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount. Widely

The Layout of the Temple Mount During the Crusader period

The Layout of the Temple Mount During the Crusader period

In this informal yet informative video (03:36), archaeologist Frankie Snyder draws a diagram and describes the the layout of the Temple Mount during the Crusader period and what happened afterward.

Photographs & Explanations of the Closed Sites of the Temple Mount

Photographs & Explanations of the Closed Sites of the Temple Mount

Compiled by Ron Peled of the All About Jerusalem city tour guide website, this 18-page document contains photographs and descriptions of some of the sites on the Temple Mount /

The History of Yom Kippur

The History of Yom Kippur

This article from ReformJudaism.org presents the historical development of the focus and rituals of Yom Kippur, from its biblical origins as a day centered on the Temple services to a

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

This article from the Times of Israel describes a unique encounter between Israeli and Jordanian veterans of the Six Day War on Ammunition Hill, 50 years after the war. The

Reenactment of the Biblical Shavuot First-Fruits & Twin Loaves Offerings

Reenactment of the Biblical Shavuot First-Fruits & Twin Loaves Offerings

This 4-minute long video presents a reenactment of the first-fruit and twin loaves offerings, as they were performed in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem on the festival of Shavuot. Due to the

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

This home video (02:50) takes viewers on a brief tour of the bunkers and trenches of Ammunition Hill, emphasizing the heroism of the soldiers and the importance of the battle and

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

In this video (04:02), three IDF veterans recall the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War. With honesty, humor and pain, they describe the lack of preparation, the

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

This video (07:40) recalls the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill, explaining why this strategic site needed to be conquered in order to liberate the Old City of Jerusalem. With useful

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

In this video (04:19), produced by i24News to mark 50 years since the Six Day War, Yaakov “Yaki” Hetz, a decorated IDF veteran returns to Ammunition Hill, recalling the fear, chaos and ultimate

The Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill: A Tribute to Jewish Soldiers Around the World

The Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill: A Tribute to Jewish Soldiers Around the World

Produced by the Jewish National Fund, this video (06:32) introduces the Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill, a tribute to the courage, heroism and sacrifice of Jewish soldiers who have

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

In this video (05:12), Abraham Rabinovich, author of “”The Battle for Jerusalem,” describes the battle for Ammunition Hill, including the strategic importance of the site, the lack of preparedness of the

The Conquest of Armon Hanatziv in 1967

The Conquest of Armon Hanatziv in 1967

From the Ammunition Hill Memorial Site website, this lengthy article provides a detailed account of the military conquest of Armon Hanatziv by the Jerusalem Brigade in the Six Day War.

The Hasmonean Aqueduct Tunnel in Armon Hanatziv

The Hasmonean Aqueduct Tunnel in Armon Hanatziv

Written by Ron Peled from AllAboutJerusalem.com, this article provides a detailed description of the 2000 year old aqueduct that once brought water from Bethlehem to the Temple Mount, including the

The Peace Forest

The Peace Forest

This article, from Shalom Israel Tours, introduces the history and attractions of the Peace Forest. The forest was planted by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, an organization dedicated to building a connection between

The Hasmonean Water Tunnel

The Hasmonean Water Tunnel

Created by Israel Inside Out, this low quality video (01:47) introduces the 2000 year old Hasmonean aqueduct located near the Armon Hanatziv promenade and also provides panoramic views from this site with

The History & Spiritual Significance of Armon Hanatziv

The History & Spiritual Significance of Armon Hanatziv

In this video (03:04), tour guide Rabbi David Ebstein provides a comprehensive introduction to Armon Hanatziv, including its biblical history, its role in the British Mandate period and the Six Day War,

The Tolerance Monument Near Armon Hanatziv

The Tolerance Monument Near Armon Hanatziv

This post presents a video and article introducing the Tolerance Monument, a symbolic statue located in the Tolerance Park between the Arab village of Jebel Mukaber and the Jewish neighborhood

An Introduction to the Armon Hanatziv Promenade

An Introduction to the Armon Hanatziv Promenade

From the Jerusalem Insiders’ Guide website, this article provides a comprehensive introduction to the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, including a detailed description of the panoramic view and a survey of the historical significance

Armon Hanatziv: The Palace of the Governor

Armon Hanatziv: The Palace of the Governor

From World Jewish Heritage Wiki, this article presents the modern history of the Armon Hanatziv government structure in Jerusalem from the period of the British Mandate through the Independence War

Armon Hanatziv Attractions: Hasmonean Aqueduct & Segway Tours

Armon Hanatziv Attractions: Hasmonean Aqueduct & Segway Tours

Created by the City of David, this video (03:01) highlights some of the activities and attractions offered at the Armon Hanatziv promenade, including a virtual tour through a 2000 year

Psalm 125:2 – The Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

Psalm 125:2 – The Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

This post presents the Hebrew and English text of the second verse of Psalm 125, in which God’s protection for His people is compared to the mountains surrounding the holy

The Hurva Synagogue: A Symbol of Rebuilt Jerusalem

The Hurva Synagogue: A Symbol of Rebuilt Jerusalem

This post tells the story behind the historic Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Originally built in the 18th century, the synagogue was destroyed

A Virtual Guide of the Western Wall Tunnels

A Virtual Guide of the Western Wall Tunnels

Created by All About Jerusalem, this video (05:08) takes viewers on a virtual tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, the continuation of the exposed Western Wall which extends for almost half a

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

Produced by the Israel Defense Forces in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (09:04) describes Israel’s military victory against four enemy armies on three fronts during the Six Day War. With

A Brief Virtual Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

A Brief Virtual Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

Created by the Israeli branch of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian television, network, this video (06:14) takes viewers on a virtual guide of the Old City of

The History of the Old City of Jerusalem

The History of the Old City of Jerusalem

From HaAtika, the official website of the Old City of Jerusalem, this post presents a concise history of the Old City, from King David’s conquest of the city in 1000

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

Written by Sarah Tuttle-Singer, the New Media editor at the Times of Israel, this blog post describes the atmosphere and sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem, including the unique and

The Legends of Zedekiah’s Cave

The Legends of Zedekiah’s Cave

Created by All About Jerusalem, this video (03:27) introduces the mysterious site of Zedekiah’s Cave (also known as King Solomon’s Quarries and the Cave of the Kings), a 5 acre underground quarry beneath the

A Virtual Tour of the Southern Wall Excavations

A Virtual Tour of the Southern Wall Excavations

Created by All About Jerusalem, in this video (03:13), tour guide and archaeologist Danny Herman, takes viewers on a virtual tour of the archaeological excavations of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Stepping

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

This informative video (03:11) tells the story of the history and significance of Jaffa Gate, one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem in both ancient and

The Walls & Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Walls & Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem

In this informative video (03:30), local tour guide Jenni Menashe gives an entertaining introduction to the history and significance of the walls and gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Significance of the Temple Mount in Judaism, Islam & Christianity

The Significance of the Temple Mount in Judaism, Islam & Christianity

In this simple video (05:10), archaeology student and Jerusalem tour guide, Nir Ortal, outlines the significance of the Temple Mount in each of the three Abrahamic religious, explaining when and

The Ancient Significance of Mount Moriah

The Ancient Significance of Mount Moriah

This article briefly lists some of the ancient biblical stories that allegedly took place on Mount Moriah (later known as the Temple Mount), according to Jewish tradition. Although the Torah

Six Reasons Why The Western Wall Is Holy

Six Reasons Why The Western Wall Is Holy

This article from Aish.com provides historical and spiritual reasons for why the Western Wall is a holy site in Jewish tradition. Among the explanations provided, Rabbi Shraga Simmons says that the Western Wall is the site

Sacred Siteseeing: A Virtual Tour of the Western Wall

Sacred Siteseeing: A Virtual Tour of the Western Wall

In this video (5:15) from Chabad.org, tour guide, Rabbi Mordechai Weiss, takes viewers on a virtual tour of the Western Wall, the Southern Wall Excavations and the Western Wall tunnels,

Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Kook: Behind Our Wall

Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Kook: Behind Our Wall

An English translation of an excerpt from an article written by Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook in 1937, this piece describes the Western Wall as a symbol of the eternal nature

What is the Western Wall?

What is the Western Wall?

This short introductory video briefly summarizes the historical and religious significance of the Western Wall, the holiest site in Jewish tradition, also mentioning its role in modern political and religious

An Archaeological Approach to the Significance of the Western Wall & The Temple Mount

An Archaeological Approach to the Significance of the Western Wall & The Temple Mount

In this informative video (4:50), Ze’ev Orenstein, the Director of International Affairs at the City of David, presents the historical and biblical significance of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Filmed

Mourning Rituals at the Western Wall

Mourning Rituals at the Western Wall

In this post from JewishAnswers.org, Rabbi David Stadley (Orthodox) answers the question of what prayers should be said at the Western Wall. While mentioning that it is a special place

Tranquil Dwellings: The Story of Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Tranquil Dwellings: The Story of Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Written by Israeli tour guides, Shmuel and Aviva Bar Am, this article tells the story of Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Yemin Moshe, the first neighborhoods built outside of the walls of the

The History of the Windmill: Official Brochure

The History of the Windmill: Official Brochure

Created by the Jerusalem Foundation, this 10-page brochure details the history of Jerusalem’s iconic windmill, from the initial construction by Sir Moses Montefiore, damage sustained during the War of Independence, renovation following

12 Things You Need to Know About Moses Montefiore: Jewish Benefactor Extraordinaire

12 Things You Need to Know About Moses Montefiore: Jewish Benefactor Extraordinaire

This article provides both basic biographical information and lesser known facts and anecdotes about Sir Moses Montefiore, the British Jewish philanthropist that founded the first Jerusalem neighborhoods outside of the

The Story Behind Jerusalem’s Iconic Windmill

The Story Behind Jerusalem’s Iconic Windmill

In Hebrew with English subtitles, this fascinating video (12:58) tells the story behind the iconic windmill of Jerusalem, showing how the flour mill constructed by Sir Moses Montefiore at the end

Memorial Ceremony at the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem

Memorial Ceremony at the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem

From KKL-JNF Worldwide, this video (03:35) presents highlights from the 2018 annual 9/11 memorial ceremony held at the Living Memorial in the Arazim Valley in Jerusalem. Featuring the US Ambassador,

How Did Moses Montiefiore Convince People to Move to Yemin Moshe?

How Did Moses Montiefiore Convince People to Move to Yemin Moshe?

This short video (02:53), provides a brief introduction to the history of the Yemin Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem, focusing on how Moses Montefiore convinced poor Jews to move beyond the

The Jewish Journey of Sir Moses Montefiore

The Jewish Journey of Sir Moses Montefiore

Created by Orthodox Rabbi, Netanel Friedman, this video (04:23) explores Sir Moses Montefiore’s personal connection to Judaism throughout his life. After describing some of the British Jewish philanthropist’s famous contributions to the

9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial Lookout

9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial Lookout

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article describes the 9/11 Twin Towers Living memorial established by KKL-JNF in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in

Sir Moses Montefiore: “A Great Jew Devoted to the Jewish People”

Sir Moses Montefiore: “A Great Jew Devoted to the Jewish People”

In this short video (03:12), Jewish historian Rabbi Berel Wein, introduces the life and legacy of Sir Moses Montefiore, the British Jewish philanthropist who founded the first Jerusalem neighborhood outside

The Design & Significance of the 9/11 Living Memorial

The Design & Significance of the 9/11 Living Memorial

Featuring JNF leadership and donors, this video (03:04) presents the 9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial in the Jerusalem Forest, the first memorial constructed outside of the United States and the

The Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony at Yad Vashem

The Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony at Yad Vashem

The 27th of Nissan, Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day), is the national day in Israel dedicated to commemorating the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, held

Visits of VIP Individuals to Yad Vashem

Visits of VIP Individuals to Yad Vashem

It is common for political and religious leaders and celebrities visiting Israel to include a visit to Yad Vashem on their itineraries. This post includes short videos documenting the 2018

Yishai Shefi: Golden Sky

Yishai Shefi: Golden Sky

Performed by the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, this instrumental song was composed by Yishai Shefi in memory of his brother, Hagai Shefi, and the rest of the victims of the 9/11 terror

The Dedication of the 9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial in Jerusalem

The Dedication of the 9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial in Jerusalem

Produced by the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, this video (04:26) presents highlights from the dedication ceremony of the 9/11 Living Memorial in the Jerusalem Forest on November 12, 2009. Designed

Yad Vashem’s Activities in Israel & Around the World

Yad Vashem’s Activities in Israel & Around the World

Featuring Avner Shalev, the Chairman of Yad Vashem, this video (04:33) presents an overview of the World Holocaust Remeberance Center’s diverse activities in Israel around around the world, including running

The Children’s Memorial: A Place of Memory & Contemplation

The Children’s Memorial: A Place of Memory & Contemplation

Featuring Architech Moshe Safdie and Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, this video (03:02) highlights the unique and moving experience of Yad Vashem’s Children’s Memorial, which pays tribute to the 1.5

The Landscape Architecture of Yad Vashem

The Landscape Architecture of Yad Vashem

Featuring Shlomo Aronson, the landscape architect who designed the grounds for the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial & Museum in Jerusalem, this video (03:22) explains the careful thought and symbolism behind

A Virtual Tour of The Architecture & Exhibits of Yad Vashem

A Virtual Tour of The Architecture & Exhibits of Yad Vashem

Produced by ILTV Israel Daily, this video (06:52) takes viewers on a virtual tour of some of the most unique monuments and exhibits of Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance

Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future

Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future

Produced by Yad Vashem, this video (06:58) describes the goals and projects of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the global source for Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Light Rail:  A Microcosm of the City’s Diversity

The Jerusalem Light Rail:  A Microcosm of the City’s Diversity

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (02:01) introduces the Jerusalem Light Rail, the first  in Israel, constructed in 2011. Built along the line that once divided the

Six Days of Miracles: The Religious Significance of the Six Day War

Six Days of Miracles: The Religious Significance of the Six Day War

Created by the World Mizrahi religious Zionist organization, this uplifting video (10:09) interprets Israel’s surprising and total victory in the Six Day War as a modern-day miracle. Employing biblical language, the

Mayor Nir Barkat: Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital

Mayor Nir Barkat: Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital

In this short video (0:53), Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat affirms that the city of Jerusalem is the spiritual, national, united capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

Battles on the Road to Jerusalem During the War of Independence

Battles on the Road to Jerusalem During the War of Independence

Produced by i24News to mark 70 years since the establishment of the State of Israel, this video (05:26) looks back on some of the fiercest and most significant battles of the War

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

This video (06:52) presents Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin’s speech at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in 2018. He speaks of the Jewish people’s eternal connection to Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

From the official website of Ammunition Hill, this link provides detailed information about the role of the Paratrooper Brigade during the Six Day War, including the conquest of Ammunition Hill

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Written by journalist Paul Auster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this article from the Jerusalem Post describes a meeting of the surviving soldiers who fought

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill on 6 June 2005, in which he pays tribute to

Touring the Four Quarters of the Old City from the Rooftops

Touring the Four Quarters of the Old City from the Rooftops

This video (06:21) from Israeli tour guide, Itay Rotem, presents an excellent introduction to the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. From the rooftops of the Old City,

Introducing the Holy City from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade

Introducing the Holy City from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade

This low quality video (0:54) presents tour guide Muki Jankelowitz introducing a group to the significance of Jerusalem from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, with a backdrop of the panoramic views

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

Produced by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, this moving video (08:29) tells the story of Israel’s 1967 battles for Jerusalem and the ensuing liberation of the Old City and the Western

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

This post presents a selection of famous quotes about the power and role of Jerusalem from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, politicians, authors, poets and religious leaders.

The Gates of the Old City

The Gates of the Old City

This post presents a map of the seven gates in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, along with a brief explanation of the history of each one. This

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

This post presents a collection of quotes from rabbinic liturgy describing the significance of Jerusalem in Jewish tradition.  Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem “Whoever did not see Jerusalem in

The Contributions of Different Populations to Jerusalem Throughout History

The Contributions of Different Populations to Jerusalem Throughout History

Produced by Emek Shaveh, this animated video (02:38) briefly summarizes the history of Jerusalem from prehistoric to modern times, focusing on the cultural and industrial contributions of each of the

Jerusalem: The Eternal Jewish Capital

Jerusalem: The Eternal Jewish Capital

Featuring Danny Ayalon, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the US, this animated video (04:00) presents the historical, religious, cultural and physical connection of the Jews to Jerusalem

Footage from the Liberation of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in 1967: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands”

Footage from the Liberation of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in 1967: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands”

This short video from the Israel Defense Forces presents actual footage from the historic moment when Israeli soldiers overcame Arab troops and reached the Western Wall during the Six Day

Who Controls Christianity’s Holiest Church?

Who Controls Christianity’s Holiest Church?

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the main attractions for Christian tourists visiting Jerusalem. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, it is believed to

How did the Tower of David Get its Name?

How did the Tower of David Get its Name?

This informative article [4 pgs.] from the official website of the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, offers a brief explanation of the history of this ancient

The Historical and Current Significance of the Knesset

The Historical and Current Significance of the Knesset

This film [10:03], produced by Lapam, Israel’s Government Advertising Agency, illustrates the importance of the Knesset, and the historical decisions and crucial moments which took place there.  After moving its

The Old City of Jerusalem: a Tour of the Ramparts

The Old City of Jerusalem: a Tour of the Ramparts

This video [03:46], produced for the Jerusalem Development Authority by the Israeli audio touring company, Tour-man, guides viewers through the Old City of Jerusalem’s Northern Ramparts. The tour starts at

The Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem: an Architectural Gem

The Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem: an Architectural Gem

This video, published by the Jewish Learning Institute, an organization committed to making Jewish learning accessible and meaningful to Jews of all backgrounds, shows the unique architectural design of the

The Walls Surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem

The Walls Surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem

In this video [10:36] produced by i24NEWS, an Israel-based international news channel, tour guide Asaf Salomon explains the history of the walls encompassing the Old City of Jerusalem, rebuilt by

History of Jerusalem’s Tower of David

History of Jerusalem’s Tower of David

This video [05:43], published by i24NEWS, an Israel-based international news channel, briefly explains the multi-layered history of Jerusalem’s “Tower of David,” a medieval fortress  originally dating back to King Herod

An Overview of the Knesset

An Overview of the Knesset

This video [01:42], produced by the Israel Project, an American educational organization committed to informing global media about Israel, explains in brief how the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, functions. The

Biblical Archaeology in the Ella Valley

Biblical Archaeology in the Ella Valley

Produced by the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (08:52) highlights the significance of the archaeological findings from Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley.

Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard story of David & Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard story of David & Goliath

In this fascinating TED talk (15:40), world-renowned journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell offers an original perspective of the classic biblical underdog tale of young David defeating the mighty Goliath with

The Azekah Inscription: The Strategic Importance of Azekah

The Azekah Inscription: The Strategic Importance of Azekah

The Azekah Inscription, today found in the British Museum, is a an archaeological discovery that describes the military campaign of King Sennacherib of Assyria against King Hezekiah of Judah, including the conquest

Jerusalem: Three Religions, One City

Jerusalem: Three Religions, One City

 From the PBS LearningMedia Sacred Journeys series, this engaging video (03:59) explores Jerusalem as a sacred city that holds some of the holiest sites for the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism,

Sataf: Ancient Agriculture in Action

Sataf: Ancient Agriculture in Action

From the website of JNF-KKL, this article describes the history, nature and unique features of the Sataf site, located on the western edge of Jerusalem. With ancient agricultural terraces, two

The Story of Ein Karem: Birthplace of John the Baptist

The Story of Ein Karem: Birthplace of John the Baptist

Produced by Christians United for Israel and Trinity Broadcasting Network, this episode of The Watchman (05:23) takes viewers on a guided virtual tour through some of the sacred Christian sites

Ein Kerem: Jerusalem’s Village Within a City

Ein Kerem: Jerusalem’s Village Within a City

Produced by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (02:13) introduces Ein Kerem, a quaint, picturesque neighbourhood on the southwest  border of Jerusalem with beautiful views and many sacred Christian sites. 

Sharing Sacred Space: Holy Places in Jerusalem Between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

Sharing Sacred Space: Holy Places in Jerusalem Between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

In this academic article (14 pages), Professor Ora Limor from the Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies at the Open University explores how believers of different religions share sacred sites.

The Nes Harim Education Center in Action

The Nes Harim Education Center in Action

In this clip from KKL-JNF Worldwide (2:19), see one of the KKL-JNF’s most popular field and forest education centers in action as a site for a day of fun and

Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2018

Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2018

“Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2018” is a 102 page long publication from the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research that presents the main trends occurring in the city in a wide

The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

This article from the Jewish Virtual Library takes readers on a virtual tour of Jerusalem, introducing the important landmarks, architectural features, diverse population and unique atmosphere of Israel’s capital, which blends together the ancient

The Fundamental Role of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael in Israel’s Existence

The Fundamental Role of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael in Israel’s Existence

This video [07:45], narrated by Larry King and published by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), traces the organization’s history, from its establishment in 1901  at the fifth Zionist Congress,

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The Holy City: A Christian Hymn

The Holy City: A Christian Hymn

The Holy City is a religious Christian Victorian ballad from 1892, with music by Michael Maybrick (aka Stephen Adams) and lyrics (provided below) by Frederic Weatherly. The song is a dream about Jerusalem divided

Matisyahu: Jerusalem (Out Of Darkness Comes Light)

Matisyahu: Jerusalem (Out Of Darkness Comes Light)

This post presents the official music video for Matisyahu’s Jerusalem, an upbeat yet solemn song expressing the eternal Jewish yearning for the holy city of Jerusalem, despite thousands of years

Naomi Shemer: Father’s Song

Naomi Shemer: Father’s Song

Written by Naomi Shemer in 1966, this song expresses the eternal Jewish hope and faith in the rebuilding of the Temple since its destruction in 70 AD by the Roman

Safam: Nachamu Ami (Comfort My People)

Safam: Nachamu Ami (Comfort My People)

This video presents Safam singing “Nachamu Ami” in both Hebrew and English with Hebrew, English and transliterated subtitles. The lyrics, taken from Isaiah 40:1-3, are words of comfort from God

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Yibaneh Hamikdash (The Temple Will Be Rebuilt)

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Yibaneh Hamikdash (The Temple Will Be Rebuilt)

This short audio recording features Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach singing his original upbeat melody for “Yibaneh Hamikdash,” a popular Jewish song about the rebuilding of the Temple. The lyrics, provided below,

The Melodians: Rivers of Babylon

The Melodians: Rivers of Babylon

This post presents “Rivers of Babylon,” a Rastafari song written by the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians in 1970. The lyrics, provided below and based on Psalms 19 and 137,

Mareh Kohen: A Song About the High Priest’s Yom Kippur Service

Mareh Kohen: A Song About the High Priest’s Yom Kippur Service

This post provides an audio recording of “Mareh Kohen,” a song from the Yom Kippur Mussaf prayer service that attempts to capture the immense joy, relief and gratitude of the

Ammunition Hill Song

Ammunition Hill Song

Written by Yair Rosenblum and Yoram Taharlev, this famous song (in Hebrew with English subtitles) tells the story of the bloody battle on Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War.  Ammunition

Naomi Shemer: The Binding of Isaac (Hebrew)

Naomi Shemer: The Binding of Isaac (Hebrew)

This Hebrew song by iconic Israeli singer, Naomi Shemer, tells the biblical story of the Binding of Isaac, as told in Genesis Chapter 22. According to Jewish tradition, God commanded Abraham

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

This low quality video (01:18) shows the Armon Hanatziv Promenade on Tisha B’av, where people gather together, overlooking the Old City and the Temple Mount, to read Kinot (Elegies), hear the reading of

Surround Us Lord: A Christian Hymn About the Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

Surround Us Lord: A Christian Hymn About the Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

This video presents an a capella rendition of a Christian hymn based on Psalm 125:2, in which God’s protection for His people is compared to the mountains surrounding the holy

A Slideshow of the Tayelet

A Slideshow of the Tayelet

This low quality video (01:43) presents a slideshow of photographs from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade set to the song “Shut Up” by Dean Meldau. Among the images are those of the

City of David: The Place Where it all Began

City of David: The Place Where it all Began

Created by the City of David, this song (03:01) encourages tourists to come visit the fascinating archaeological site that tells the story of ancient Jerusalem. 

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

This video (01:02) presents a short clip from a fascinating musical light show in Zedekiah’s Cave (also called Solomon’s Quarries and the Cave of the Kings), a 5 acre underground quarry

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video shows clips from the world music festival in the Old City of Jerusalem, including brief interviews with artists describing the unique

Women of the Wall: Can’t Keep Quiet

Women of the Wall: Can’t Keep Quiet

Created by the Women of the Wall, this music video puts footage from the organization’s controversial monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan at the Western Wall to the backdrop of “Quiet” by MILCK,

Singing Ani Ma’amin at the Western Wall on Tisha B’Av

Singing Ani Ma’amin at the Western Wall on Tisha B’Av

This video shows thousands of worshippers gathered together at the Western Wall on Tisha B’av singing Ani Ma’amin (I Believe), a song about the Jewish belief in the coming of the Messiah.

Miri Israeli: HaKotel (The Western Wall)

Miri Israeli: HaKotel (The Western Wall)

Written by American-born Israeli artist, Miri Israeli, this emotive song describes the Western Wall as a place where one can come for sincere prayer that will raise to the heavens.

Yaakov Shwekey at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

Yaakov Shwekey at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

This video presents snippets from the concert of the well-known Jewish musical entertainer, Yaakov Shwekey, at the Western Wall on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in 2017. The Jerusalem Flag Parade takes place

Yossi Gamzu: The Kotel (The Western Wall)

Yossi Gamzu: The Kotel (The Western Wall)

Written by Israeli lyricist Yossi Gamzu and performed by Israeli singer Ofra Haza, the song HaKotel conveys the significance of the Western Wall by the stories of three people who pray there:

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

This video presents a musical performance at the ceremony marking the re-dedication of Jerusalem’s iconic windmill in 2012, where the restored landmark spun again for the first time in almost 120

Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

This PDF booklet contains an Orthodox evening service for Yom Ha’atzmaut in Hebrew and English. Although the basis for the Yom Ha’atzmaut liturgy was written by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate in 1949,

L’Shana Haba’ah: Next Year in Jerusalem

L’Shana Haba’ah: Next Year in Jerusalem

This song captures the eternal Jewish hope and prayer for the return to Jerusalem. Even though the Jewish people have technically returned to the city of Jerusalem, this song is still

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Hebrew Song by Yehoram Gaon

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Hebrew Song by Yehoram Gaon

This famous Israeli song is a tribute to the life and contributions of Sir Moses Montefiore, a British Jewish philanthropist who advocated for Jews around the world and built the

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Wind Band’s Rendition of the Famous Hebrew Song

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Wind Band’s Rendition of the Famous Hebrew Song

This video presents a lovely version of Sir Moshe Montefiore, a famous Israeli song dedicated to the life and contributions of the British Jewish philanthropist who advocated for Jews around the world

Yaffa Yarkoni: Bab el Wad

Yaffa Yarkoni: Bab el Wad

Written by Haim Gouri, composed by Shmuel Farshko and performed by Yaffa Yarkoni, this moving song commemorates the battles of Bab El Wad / Sha’ar Hagai during the War of

IDF Central Command Variety Ensemble: Guard of the Walls

IDF Central Command Variety Ensemble: Guard of the Walls

Written in 1977, this classic Israeli folk song by the Central Command Variety Ensemble of the Israel Defense Forces (Pikud Hamercaz) is written through the eyes of IDF soldiers, expressing their

Yehoram Gaon: From the Summit of Mount Scopus

Yehoram Gaon: From the Summit of Mount Scopus

This song, performed by Israeli singer and cultural icon, Yehoram Gaon, expresses the eternal Jewish longing to return to and rebuild Jerusalem and for the coming of the Messiah. From

Ami Yares & Heartbeat: Jerusalem

Ami Yares & Heartbeat: Jerusalem

This video features songwriter, musician and educator Ami Yares performing his original song “Jerusalem” together with Heartbeat, a social change organization that unites Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians. The lyrics, provided

Yonina: Jerusalem Mashup

Yonina: Jerusalem Mashup

In this video, husband-wife team, Yonina, perform a creative medley of traditional and modern songs about Jerusalem, including Yaakov Shwekey’s melody for “If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem,” an Israeli folk song by

Paul Simon: Silent Eyes

Paul Simon: Silent Eyes

Written by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon, Silent Eyes is a moving song about Jerusalem.  Silent Eyes Silent eyes Watching Jerusalem Make her bed of stones Silent eyes No one will

Lach Yerushalayim: An Israeli Folk Song

Lach Yerushalayim: An Israeli Folk Song

This video presents the Israeli folk song, Lach Yerushalayim, written by Amos Etinger, composed by A. Rubinstein, and performed by Ran Eliran. The lyrics, provided below in Hebrew, English and

Don Mclean: Jerusalem

Don Mclean: Jerusalem

This video presents American singer-songwriter Don McLean’s song “Jerusalem,” written at the request of then-Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek for a promotional film for the city. The lyrics, provided below, describe

Hadag Nachash: Here I Come (Lyrics & Lesson Plan)

Hadag Nachash: Here I Come (Lyrics & Lesson Plan)

This post presents Hadag Nachash’s song “Here I Come,” which follows one man’s journey between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and all that these two polar opposite cities represent about Israeli

Glykeria: Shabechi Yerushalyim

Glykeria: Shabechi Yerushalyim

This video presents Greek singer Glykeria’s Hebrew performance of the Israeli folk song, Shabechi Yerushalayim, together with the Israeli Philarmonic Orchestra. While the original song was written by Avihu Medina, the lyrics,

Blue Fringe: City of Gold

Blue Fringe: City of Gold

A moving song to Jerusalem, City of Gold was written by Blue Fringe, an American Jewish band.  City Of Gold What have I become When all I feel is numb

Meir Ariel: Jerusalem of Iron

Meir Ariel: Jerusalem of Iron

“Jerusalem of Iron” was written by Israeli singer-songwriter Meir Ariel following the Six Day War to the melody of Naomi Shemer’s famous “Jerusalem of Gold.” After taking part in the costly

Avraham Fried: Yerushalayim SheBalev

Avraham Fried: Yerushalayim SheBalev

With Hebrew and English lyrics on the backdrop of pictures of Jerusalem, this video features Avraham Fried‘s song “Yerushalayim Shebalev,” which describes Jerusalem as the spiritual center of the universe and the focus

Daliah Lavi: Jerusalem

Daliah Lavi: Jerusalem

This video presents Israeli actress, singer and model Daliah Lavi performing her song, Jerusalem, released in 1970. The lyrics, provided below, express the eternal exploration of the significance of Jerusalem.

Alpha Blondy: Jerusalem

Alpha Blondy: Jerusalem

A call for peace between Jews, Christians and Muslims, this video features the reggae singer Alpha Blondy singing in English, Hebrew and French about the holy city of Jerusalem. To

The Shira Chadasha Boys Choir: Psalm 125:1-2

The Shira Chadasha Boys Choir: Psalm 125:1-2

This music video features the Shira Chadasha Boys Choir’s song about Jerusalem, an emotive melody for Psalm 125:1-2. These verses, presented below in Hebrew and English, compare God’s devotion to His people

Maureen Nehedar: Beautiful Heights

Maureen Nehedar: Beautiful Heights

This video features Persian Jewish singer, Maureen Nehedar, singing an emotive melody for a moving song about Jerusalem, with lyrics by Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher, Rabbi Yehuda Halevi

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

This video presents a song about the Six Day War by Sabaton, a Swedish heavy metal band who’s songs recount historical battles. The lyrics, provided below, tell the story of

A Performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on the Old City Walls

A Performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on the Old City Walls

A live recording from the light show on the walls of the Old City celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, this video features a collaboration of some of Israel’s

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

A promotional video for the annual Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, this video (02:01) presents highlights from this unique celebration of music, culture and diversity, which takes places largely in the

City of David: An Indie-Gospel Cover Song About Jerusalem

City of David: An Indie-Gospel Cover Song About Jerusalem

Entitled “City of David,” this is the official music video of Feter Hendel’s cover of an old gospel song taught to the legendary Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, featuring footage from throughout

Koolulam: 1000 People Sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in Jerusalem

Koolulam: 1000 People Sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in Jerusalem

This inspirational video presents 1000 people of different backgrounds who gathered together to sing “One Love” by Bob Marley in English, Hebrew and Arabic at the Tower of David in the Old

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Chuppah Song

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Chuppah Song

This emotive video features Elior Itzkovitz Cohen singing “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem,” a Hebrew song often sung under the chuppah prior to the breaking of the glass, reminding us of the destruction of

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Carlebach Chuppah Song

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Carlebach Chuppah Song

This audio recording features Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach singing his original melody for “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem,” a Hebrew song often sung under the chuppah prior to the breaking of the glass, reminding

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

This popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer describes the Jewish people’s age-old yearning for and ultimate return to Jerusalem. Released just three weeks before the outbreak of the Six Day War

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Second Temple Archaeology

Second Temple Archaeology

This link opens up Bible History Online’s page about significant archaeological discoveries related to the Second Temple, including photographs and descriptions of inscriptions and coins from the area where the

Diagram of the Temple Mount Expansions

Diagram of the Temple Mount Expansions

This post presents two diagrams depicting the size and layout of the Temple Mount during the First and Second Temple Periods. Both images compare the size of Solomon’s 500 cubit square platform

PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement Regarding the Temple Mount

PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement Regarding the Temple Mount

Filmed in 2015, amid rising tensions and violence between Israelis and Palestinians regarding an alleged change to the security arrangements by the Israeli authorities in regards to the Temple Mount,

The Legend of Napoleon on Tisha B’Av

The Legend of Napoleon on Tisha B’Av

This post retells the legend of Napoleon Bonaparte’s impressions upon stumbling upon a group of Jews mourning the destruction of the Temple on Tisha B’Av in Paris. Although several different

KKL-JNF: Blessing the Fruit Trees on Ammunition Hill

KKL-JNF: Blessing the Fruit Trees on Ammunition Hill

From 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, this video (02:45) shows a KKL-JNF ceremony held at Ammunition Hill in honor of the annual blessing for the budding

Reenactment of the Biblical Shavuot First-Fruits & Twin Loaves Offerings

Reenactment of the Biblical Shavuot First-Fruits & Twin Loaves Offerings

This 4-minute long video presents a reenactment of the first-fruit and twin loaves offerings, as they were performed in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem on the festival of Shavuot. Due to the

Genesis 22:1-18 – The Binding of Isaac

Genesis 22:1-18 – The Binding of Isaac

This post presents an English translation of the biblical text of the Binding of Isaac, as told in Genesis Chapter 22. According to Jewish tradition, God commanded Abraham to sacrifice

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

This low quality video (01:18) shows the Armon Hanatziv Promenade on Tisha B’av, where people gather together, overlooking the Old City and the Temple Mount, to read Kinot (Elegies), hear the reading of

A Slideshow of the Tayelet

A Slideshow of the Tayelet

This low quality video (01:43) presents a slideshow of photographs from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade set to the song “Shut Up” by Dean Meldau. Among the images are those of the

The Hasmonean Water Tunnel

The Hasmonean Water Tunnel

Created by Israel Inside Out, this low quality video (01:47) introduces the 2000 year old Hasmonean aqueduct located near the Armon Hanatziv promenade and also provides panoramic views from this site with

Psalm 125:2 – The Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

Psalm 125:2 – The Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

This post presents the Hebrew and English text of the second verse of Psalm 125, in which God’s protection for His people is compared to the mountains surrounding the holy

An Animated 3D Reconstruction of the City of David and the Temple

An Animated 3D Reconstruction of the City of David and the Temple

A short clip from the 3D movie from the City of David tour, this video (01:22) shows an animated recreation of what the City of David and the Temple might have

Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in the Old City

Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in the Old City

This entertaining video (03:39) features two talented daredevils flipping and jumping over the rooftops and alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem. A cross between Assassin’s Creed, an action-adventure stealth video game,

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

This video (01:02) presents a short clip from a fascinating musical light show in Zedekiah’s Cave (also called Solomon’s Quarries and the Cave of the Kings), a 5 acre underground quarry

The Old City, Now and Then: 1925 and 2012

The Old City, Now and Then: 1925 and 2012

This video (06:47) compares video footage from the holy sites of the Old City in 1925 and 2012, including Jaffa Gate, Damascus Gate, the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Mount of

The Old City of Jerusalem: A Magical City of Splendor

The Old City of Jerusalem: A Magical City of Splendor

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, this video (01:29) presents some of the highlights of the Old City of Jerusalem, as well as quotes from locals and tourists describing

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video shows clips from the world music festival in the Old City of Jerusalem, including brief interviews with artists describing the unique

The Church Bells of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church Bells of the Holy Sepulchre

This video (01:58) presents the ringing of the bells of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, one of the most sacred sites to Christians,

Hanukkah in the Old City of Jerusalem

Hanukkah in the Old City of Jerusalem

This short video (01:55) captures the magical festive atmosphere of Hanukkah in the Old City of Jerusalem, including tables of sufganiyot, the giant menorah at the Western Wall, and families lighting

The Story Behind the Six Day War’s Most Famous Photo

The Story Behind the Six Day War’s Most Famous Photo

Produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network, this short interview (04:26) with photographer David Rubinger reveals the story behind the iconic picture of the Six Day War of three paratroopers in front of

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Filmed at Ammunition Hill, this video (06:47) presents an interview with Erin Zimmerman, the director of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

This video (1:31) is a trailer for the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War. Combining dramatic

Prayers Ascend to Heaven at the Western Wall

Prayers Ascend to Heaven at the Western Wall

Through beautiful imagery and animation, this video conveys the power of prayer, depicting the traditional Jewish belief that prayers of all types from all around the world ascend to heaven

The Western Wall: A Poem

The Western Wall: A Poem

This poem by Anthony Shacknofsky conveys the significance of the Western Wall through a poetic summary of the history of this sacred site, from the days of the Temple, through destruction

Tzelofhad’s Daughters: A Feminist Poem About the Western Wall

Tzelofhad’s Daughters: A Feminist Poem About the Western Wall

This thought provoking poem by progressive Jewish feminist, Abby Caplin, draws a parallel between the biblical Daughters of Tzelofhad and the modern Women of the Wall. Both groups fight for gender equality

Celebrities Visit the Western Wall

Celebrities Visit the Western Wall

This simple video is a slideshow of photographs of famous people visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem, including political leaders such as Barack Obama, George Bush, and Bill Clinton, religious leaders

Live Stream of the Western Wall

Live Stream of the Western Wall

This link opens up the Western Wall camera from Aish.com, where people from all over the world can see a live stream of one of the world’s holiest sites from

Australian Students Visit the Western Wall for the First Time

Australian Students Visit the Western Wall for the First Time

This moving video captures the moment that 29 Jewish high school students from Australia visit the Western Wall for the first time, after learning and dreaming about it for 16

Jerusalem: Not Quite What You Expected – Yemin Moshe

Jerusalem: Not Quite What You Expected – Yemin Moshe

This short animated video, featuring two imaginary creatures playing on Jerusalem’s iconic windmill, was part of a 50th anniversary project of the Jerusalem Foundation that aimed to bring a fresh perspective

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

This video presents a musical performance at the ceremony marking the re-dedication of Jerusalem’s iconic windmill in 2012, where the restored landmark spun again for the first time in almost 120

Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms

Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms

This post presents a picture and basic explanation of Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms, which features symbols of Judaism and the Land of Israel, including a Lion of Judah,

Jerusalem’s Restored Windmill Spins for the First Time

Jerusalem’s Restored Windmill Spins for the First Time

Shared by the Jerusalem Foundation, this very short video shows the exciting moment when the iconic windmill of Jerusalem spun for the first time in almost 120 years at a

A Timeline of Mishkenot Sha’ananim: 1855-2013

A Timeline of Mishkenot Sha’ananim: 1855-2013

This link will open up an illustrated timeline of Mishekenot Sha’ananim, the first neighborhood established outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, starting from the purchasing of the

The Windmill in Yemin Moshe: Now & Then

The Windmill in Yemin Moshe: Now & Then

This short, artistic video (0:37) compares an old photograph of the famous windmill in Yemin Moshe in 1955 with a photograph of the same spot in 2016, highlighting how progress

Sir Moses Montefiore & The Windmill on the Old Shekel Note

Sir Moses Montefiore & The Windmill on the Old Shekel Note

This post features a picture of a one shekel note from 1980-1985, when the Old Israeli Shekel was the currency of the State of Israel. The Old Israeli Shekel banknotes commemorated

S.Y. Agnon on the Windmill

S.Y. Agnon on the Windmill

This post presents a short quote about the windmill built by Sir Moses Montefiore outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem from S.Y. Agnon’s book “Only Yesterday.”

Windmill of Yemin Moshe: A Poem by Yehuda Amichai

Windmill of Yemin Moshe: A Poem by Yehuda Amichai

The post presents “Windmill of Yemin Moshe,” a poem written by iconic Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai, about the famous windmill build by Sir Moses Montefiore in Yemin Moshe, the Jerusalem neighbourhood in

Letters from Jerusalem: 1947-1948

Letters from Jerusalem: 1947-1948

This link provides a sample of letters that capture the spirit of the new country from the book “Letters from Jerusalem, 1947-1948” by Zipporah Porath, a young American woman who came to

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

This video (06:52) presents Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin’s speech at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in 2018. He speaks of the Jewish people’s eternal connection to Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi: Jerusalem

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi: Jerusalem

This post presents medieval Spanish Jewish physician poet and philosopher Rabbi Yehuda Halevi’s poem “Jerusalem,” translated to English by Robert Mezey. The poem expresses his deep desire to return to

Natan Yonatan: Everyone Has a Jerusalem

Natan Yonatan: Everyone Has a Jerusalem

This post presents an English translation of a Hebrew poem about Jerusalem written by celebrated Israeli poet, Natan Yonatan (1923-2004).  Everyone Has a Jerusalem For everyone there is a city

Voices of Jerusalem: Celebrating 50 Years Since the Reunification

Voices of Jerusalem: Celebrating 50 Years Since the Reunification

Produced by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in celebration of the 50th anniversary since the reunification of the city during the Six Day War, this video (02:48) conveys the uniqueness of Jerusalem

Light Show on the Old City Walls: A Timeline of Jerusalem

Light Show on the Old City Walls: A Timeline of Jerusalem

This video (09:52) presents a beautiful light show on the walls of the Old City, created as part of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. To the backdrop

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

This post presents a selection of famous quotes about the power and role of Jerusalem from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, politicians, authors, poets and religious leaders.

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Created by the the Jerusalem Municipality, this article presents images and explanations of a collection of ancient maps of Jerusalem, many of which convey more about the way in which

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Created by the Israel Defense Forces, this moving video (01:04) recalls the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall in the Six Day War through the

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

This post presents a collection of quotes from rabbinic liturgy describing the significance of Jerusalem in Jewish tradition.  Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem “Whoever did not see Jerusalem in

How to Stay Fit in Jerusalem

How to Stay Fit in Jerusalem

This post offers links to all of the fitness centers you need to stay active and fit during your time in Jerusalem. 1. Fun in Jerusalem: Gyms & Pools Fun

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

This post offers the English translation of a selection of poems about Jerusalem, written by the iconic poet, Yehuda Amichai, who spent much of his life in the city. Some of

Public Transportation in Jerusalem

Public Transportation in Jerusalem

This post provides links to websites that can help you get around Jerusalem using public transportation. This article explains how to use the public busses and light rail in Jerusalem, including

Jerusalem Maps: Attractions & Public Transportation Routes

Jerusalem Maps: Attractions & Public Transportation Routes

This post provides useful maps for visitors to Jerusalem, including those that highlight tourist attractions and bus routes. This link provides a comprehensive and interactive unofficial English map of all of the

S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

This post presents the audio recording (Hebrew) and translated text of a short excerpt from Israeli author Shai (Shmuel Yosef) Agnon’s acceptance speech after being awarded the Nobel Prize for

Haim Hefer: The Paratroopers Are Crying

Haim Hefer: The Paratroopers Are Crying

In this moving poem, Israeli songwriter, poet and writer, Haim Hefer, poetically describes the historic moment of the liberation of the Western Wall by Israeli paratroopers in the Six Day War

Quotes from Israeli Leaders Upon the Liberation of the Western Wall in 1967

Quotes from Israeli Leaders Upon the Liberation of the Western Wall in 1967

An excerpt from a longer article about the liberation of the Western Wall in the Six Day War in 1967 and the Israeli commitment to preserving freedom of worship for

The Flavors of Mahane Yehuda Market

The Flavors of Mahane Yehuda Market

This video, [02:37], published by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, portrays the vibrant atmosphere of the outdoor Mahane Yehuda market, a colorful microcosm of the diverse population of Jerusalem.

The Machane Yehuda Market: A Reflection of Jerusalem

The Machane Yehuda Market: A Reflection of Jerusalem

This video [01:30], published by the Official Youtube Channel of the State of Israel, offers a glimpse into the bustling Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. Shoppers can find everything they

Single Combat Duels: From David & Goliath to “Troy”

Single Combat Duels: From David & Goliath to “Troy”

This video clip from the movie, “Troy” (2004) presents the battle in which Achilles unexpectedly defeats the enormous Boagrius, reminiscent of the classic biblical underdog tale of David and Goliath. This

Tel Azekah: A View From Above

Tel Azekah: A View From Above

This wordless video (01:30) presents a drone view of Tel Azekah, the site of the biblical battle between David and Goliath. The video helps one understand the strategic importance of

Views of the Ella Valley

Views of the Ella Valley

Created as part of an effort to protect the Ella Valley from construction plans, this video (03:15) showcases the sweeping views, flowered landscapes and archaeological sites of this unique area. 

KKL-JNF Builds and Preserves Jerusalem

KKL-JNF Builds and Preserves Jerusalem

A true celebration of Jerusalem, this clip (6:44) offers a glimpse of some of the major contributions KKL-JNF has made to building, developing, and sustaining Israel’s capital city. From preserving

Maps of Each of the Four Quarters of the Old City

Maps of Each of the Four Quarters of the Old City

From HaAtika, the official website of the Old City of Jerusalem, this post presents a clear map of the gates, streets and some major attractions of the Old City of Jerusalem, plus a

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

Produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network, this short news segment (02:26) introduces the ancient Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd, which symbolizes the acceptance of the Torah and yearning for Jerusalem. Filmed

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Tourist Map of the Old City of Jerusalem

Tourist Map of the Old City of Jerusalem

Created by iTravelJerusalem, this comprehensive map highlights the main tourist attraction and historical sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, believed

15 Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours & Mobile App

15 Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours & Mobile App

This post presents links to the audio guides for 15 different walking tours of the Old City, created by the Jerusalem Development Authority as a guide for independent tourists. The videos

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Jerusalem

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Jerusalem

This post provides four different resources to find upcoming cultural events and attractions in Jerusalem including festivals, concerts, lectures, comedy shows, art exhibits and more. 1. Fun in Jerusalem Fun

Top 18 Things to Do in Jerusalem for Free

Top 18 Things to Do in Jerusalem for Free

This article from ISRAEL21c presents a roundup of the best free attractions that Jerusalem has to offer, including holy sites and archaeology, food and art markets, beautiful views and gardens, museums and

Jerusalem Walking Tours

Jerusalem Walking Tours

This comprehensive article from ISRAEL21c presents 11 walking tours that explore different aspects of Jerusalem, including the holy sites of the Old City, ancient archaeological remnants, modern historical, political and cultural landmarks,

The Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City

The Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City

This video (01:34) presents some highlights from the The 2017 Jerusalem Festival of Light in 2017, an annual event in which the ancient architecture of the Old City is brought

Where to Eat Shabbat Meals in Jerusalem

Where to Eat Shabbat Meals in Jerusalem

This post offers information about how you can get set up for Shabbat meals in Jerusalem. Please note that some are free events at private homes or public centers, while

Top 10 Tourism Apps for Exploring Israel

Top 10 Tourism Apps for Exploring Israel

This useful article from ISRAEL21c offers ten virtual tourism apps that will help you get the most of your trip to Israel without having to hire a tour guide. Some

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Rituals & Ceremonies

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Mareh Kohen: A Song About the High Priest’s Yom Kippur Service

Mareh Kohen: A Song About the High Priest’s Yom Kippur Service

This post provides an audio recording of “Mareh Kohen,” a song from the Yom Kippur Mussaf prayer service that attempts to capture the immense joy, relief and gratitude of the

The Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

The Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

This short video (4:08) shows tens of thousands of worshippers gathered together at the Western Wall for the Birkat Kohanim, the Priestly Blessing, when Kohanim chant three consecutive verses of the Torah,

5 Psalms to Recite at the Western Wall

5 Psalms to Recite at the Western Wall

Although there are no specific prayers that must be said at the Western Wall, there are several chapters of Psalms that some have come to recite at this holy site

Selichot at the Western Wall

Selichot at the Western Wall

This short video shows thousands of Jews gathering together for the final night of Selichot prayers before Yom Kippur at the Western Wall. The penitential prayers are traditionally recited between

Mourning Rituals at the Western Wall

Mourning Rituals at the Western Wall

In this post from JewishAnswers.org, Rabbi David Stadley (Orthodox) answers the question of what prayers should be said at the Western Wall. While mentioning that it is a special place

A Traditional Sephardic Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

A Traditional Sephardic Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

This 7:40 minute long video presents highlights from a traditional Sephardic Bar Mitzvah ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The Bar Mitzvah boy can be seen praying, reading from the

Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

This PDF booklet contains an Orthodox evening service for Yom Ha’atzmaut in Hebrew and English. Although the basis for the Yom Ha’atzmaut liturgy was written by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate in 1949,

Prayer for the Rebuilding of the Temple After Candle Lighting

Prayer for the Rebuilding of the Temple After Candle Lighting

There is a custom to recite this prayer for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem after making the blessing over the Shabbat candles. This is the same prayer that

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How to Pray: 9 Tips for Beginners to Jewish Prayer

How to Pray: 9 Tips for Beginners to Jewish Prayer

This article by Rabbi Ruth Adar from ReformJudaism.org provides advice and tips for those who are new to Jewish prayer and may be concerned about not understanding the words, customs

How Jews Pray

How Jews Pray

In this short video, Jews of different backgrounds share their personal approaches and questions about prayer and what makes them feel connected. Many of those interviewed acknowledge some of the

How to Visit the Western Wall With Kids

How to Visit the Western Wall With Kids

This useful article provides practical tips and tricks for a successful visit to the Western Wall with children, from how to provide age appropriate background to kids of different ages

How To Visit the Western Wall

How To Visit the Western Wall

This useful article offers 8 practical tips for visiting the Western Wall, from when to go, how to get there, what to wear, and what to do once you arrive.

How to Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall

How to Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall

This video offers six steps for visiting the Western Wall, including tips for appropriate dress and behavior, what to call the site, and popular customs for what to do once

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