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- Israel's Capital City by Tomer Harel
Traveling to Jerusalem is
a dream-come-true for many people. Known as The City of God, Jerusalem
is a place that people will save for many years to go visit. Jerusalem
holds a special place in the heart of many people. The city, of course,
has an amazing religious history which attracts many people. Even those
who are not religious are amazed at the culture and history of this fascinating
and beautiful city.
|Going to Jerusalem is like
taking a step back in time, to a day when camels and donkeys were the most
common means of transportation. It was a time when life was simpler. Families
and religions were important. Marketplaces on the streets, fishing in the
Sea of Galilee, walking the places where men from the Bible walked - it's
fascinating to young and old alike.
Jerusalem has quite a history
within the country of Israel. Back in 1010 BC, King David captured Jerusalem
and made it the capital of Israel in 996 BC. He dreamed of building a large
place of worship, a temple, in Jerusalem and his son Solomon made that
dream become a reality. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon leveled the entire
city in 587 BC and deported most of the people to his country.
However, to the Jewish people,
there was no place like their capital and place of worship. At the first
opportunity, they rebuilt the city and temple under the leadership of Nehemiah
in 445 BC. They continue to consider Jerusalem the capital of their country,
not just politically, but also in terms of worship and culture.
|Nearly 40 years before the
birth of Jesus, Herod increased the size of the Second Temple and made
it even more beautiful. However, in 70 AD, the Romans destroyed the temple,
leaving only the western wall. This wall became a place of weeping and
a memorial for the Jewish people and is still considered the holiest shrine
of Judaism. It is simple referred to as "The Western Wall" or "The Wailing
Jerusalem is filled with
interesting places to visit. Old Jerusalem is a great place to start because
it truly takes you back to a time and place in history that one can only
imagine. The views overlooking the city and Garden of Gethsemane, along
with the Mount of Olives and the many churches in the city, make it a truly
fascinating journey back in time.
Many Christians are especially
thrilled to visit Jerusalem because of the great amount of Old Testament
history that occurred there. Of course, Jesus of Nazareth also visited
Jerusalem and taught the people in this area. Golgotha, the place where
Jesus was crucified is a short walk from the walls of the Old City.
|Jerusalem has a population
of approximately 764,000 with an area of 48.3 square miles. Of this population,
64% are Jewish, 32% are Muslim and 2% are Christian. All the branches of
Israeli government are within the city, including the Supreme Court, parliament,
and the Knesset, which is the legislative branch of the Israeli government.
One of the country's leading football stadiums, the Teddy Stadium, is located
in Jerusalem. Another popular spot is the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo.
Jerusalem enjoys a Mediterranean
climate, which means mild, wet winters, and hot, dry summers. Once or twice
every winter, there will be a snowfall, usually light, but occasionally,
a heavy snowfall with occur.
The coldest month of the
year is January with an average temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit. The
hottest months are July and August with an average temperature of 75 degrees
Fahrenheit. There are often many summer months where there is no rainfall.
|The city of Jerusalem has
a city council that consists of 31 elected members that are headed by the
mayor. The mayor serves a five-year term and has the duty to appoint six
deputies. The mayor can be re-elected an innumerable amount of terms. The
mayor who served the longest was Teddy Kollek who served six consecutive
terms. While the mayor and his deputies receive a salary, the city council
members work strictly on a voluntary basis.
Within the city are many
cultural attractions. The Israel Museum, for example, attracts more than
one million visitors per year, with nearly one-third of them tourists.
Also of special interest are the Dead Sea Scrolls which were discovered
in the middle of the twentieth century. The Rockefeller Museum is an archeological
museum located in East Jerusalem and was built by the British Mandate in
Home to many religions,
Jerusalem is truly a place of deep history, religion and culture. Jews,
Christians and Muslims all consider Jerusalem as the Holy City of their
religion. With never-ending sights and sounds of days gone by, Jerusalem
takes one back to Bible times. Regardless of one's religious affiliation,
however, Jerusalem provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to broaden
your horizons and learn of a culture that has withstood the test of time.
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HOTELS IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
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Little House in Rechavia, Jerusalem
The Little House in Rechavia
is on a peaceful street in the heart of Rechavia, one of the finest neighborhoods
in Jerusalem. This Jerusalem hotel is only a 10 minutes walk to the downtown
area and the new Mamilla mall, 15-20 minutes to the old city and 5 minutes
to the Great Synagogue. Our newest Jerusalem hotel has 28 rooms and family
units. It is a newly renovated, old, stone house in an exclusive location.
The hotel offers accommodations for singles, couples and families. Full,
rich Israeli Kosher Lemhadrin breakfast.
Colony Hotel Jerusalem
In the heart of Jerusalem,
between East and West, within walking distance of all major sights - ten
minutes from the Old City. A former Pasha's palace, personified by classic
Arabian arches, elaborate furnishings and opulent accommodations Ė this
elegant privately owned boutique hotel prides itself in offering guests
an enchanting "east meets west" experience in a tranquil and romantic setting.
Its 3 separate buildings, lush gardens and unique style have earned the
hotel its reputation as an oasis with timeless elegance. The American Colony
Hotel boasts five non-kosher restaurants and bars, each with their own
ambiance, and is a second home to intellectuals, artists, journalists,
diplomats and shrewd travelers who are looking for a quiet and calm oasis
amongst the bustle of Jerusalem.
The Grand Court Jerusalem
is idyllic hotel for vacation and relaxation in the holy city Jerusalem.
The hotel located at the center of Jerusalem and just few minute walk from
the Old City with its cultural and holy sites, vivid markets and many more
historical and cultural attractions. The hotelís guests enjoy sun lighted
spacious dining room with the open garden view lounge. We offer banquet
and business facilities fully equipped with the latest technology, suitable
for social gatherings corporate meetings, and family celebrations. Grand
Court Jerusalem hotel health center include fitness room and beautiful,
new luxurious pool overlooking the old city of Jerusalem.
Land Hotel Jerusalem
The Holy Land Hotel is located
in the heart of Jerusalem. Within a few minutes walk, hotel guests can
reach the City Center and to Herodís & Damascus Gates that lead to
the religious and historical sites. From the hotel rooms guests can
enjoy a certain view of the city among which are the Old City View
(Golden Dome of the Rock and the Old City Walls), Mount of Olives, Mount
of Scopus & Rockefellerís Garden. Some rooms have an Old City View
(Golden Dome of the Rock and the Old City Walls). The hotel has a coffee
shop and bar.
Leonardo Classic Jerusalem
is a unique meeting point of old and new, history and modern life. Leonardo
Classic Jerusalem offers a special holiday in a unique environment, the
one that combines the treasures of the ancient city with the luxury, progress
and quality of modern life.Swimming pool (seasonal) including separate
bathing hours for men and women. Childrenís club with variable entertainment
programmes (seasonal). Synagogue and other religious services (by
appointment). The main restaurant located in Tamar hall offers Israeli
breakfasts, as well as rich and variable lunches and dinners. Friendship
Café located in the lobby is a dairy restaurant serving international
cuisine. The bar offers special cocktails.
Of Olives Hotel Jerusalem
The Mount of Olives is an
affordable, family-run hotel situated in the heart of Jerusalem's historical/Biblical
center. The hotel was established in 1960 around the home of the Khweis
family which is presently used as the Internet Cafe. Renovations to restore
this centuries old room are scheduled for next year. There are many churches
and holy sites around the hotel commemorating the historic events of the
Bible. These include the Chapel of the Ascension, the Garden of Gethsemene,
the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, the Pater Noster Church, the Tomb of the Prophets,
Dominus Flevit, and the spectacular Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Mary
Magdalene with its seven golden cupolas making it one of Jerusalem's most
Palace Hotel Jerusalem
The Prima Palace Hotel offers
a unique blend of modern surroundings with traditional atmosphere, catering
to religiously observant visitors. The hotel features luxurious banquet
halls and private meeting rooms. In addition to the first rate amenities
and comforts provided by this elegantly appointed hotel. it is within easy
walking distance of the Kotel and Old City. Breakfast and Dinner
are served daily, buffet-style in the Shoham and Barrakat Halls on the
Hotelís entrance level. On Shabbat and Holidays, lunch is served, and there
is waiter service for all meals.
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