Western Wall

Shalom! Western Wall and Hanukkah

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. We spent our last evening in Israel at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall. The Western Wall is a large segment of the sustaining wall of the Western side of the Temple Mount from the time … Continue reading Shalom! Western Wall and Hanukkah

Jerusalem Second Temple Model

Shalom! Second Temple

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our morning visit to Yad Vashem, we spent the afternoon at the Israel Museum. We spent most of our time at the Second Temple Model. The Jerusalem Second Temple Model built to a 1:50 scale, recreates the Second Temple … Continue reading Shalom! Second Temple

Yad Vashem

Shalom! Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Memorial

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. The day before we flew back to Singapore, we spent the morning at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre. Yad Vashem is established in 1953 as the Jewish people's living memorial to the Holocaust, a genocide in which … Continue reading Shalom! Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Memorial

Jewish Quarter

Shalom! The Jewish Quarter

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit to City of David, our next stop is to The Jewish Quarter. From the 13th century to 1948, the quarter became the home of the rabbis and students at the Jewish religious seminaries, and elderly Jews … Continue reading Shalom! The Jewish Quarter

City of David

Shalom! City of David

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit at Temple Mount, we continued our tour at the ancient Jerusalem, City of David, a small hill located near the Western Wall and Temple Mount. More than 3,000 years ago, King David conquered the city from … Continue reading Shalom! City of David

Temple Mount

Shalom! Temple Mount

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. On our second morning in Jerusalem, we started the day at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park. At the feet of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, we climbed up the steps of the Hulda Gates that lead to the … Continue reading Shalom! Temple Mount

Jerusalem

Shalom! Church of St Anne & Pool of Bethesda

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit at The Garden Tomb, we made our way to Church of St Anne, our last stop for the day.  This church was erected during the first half of the twelfth century and is among the longest preserved … Continue reading Shalom! Church of St Anne & Pool of Bethesda

The Garden Tomb

Shalom! The Garden Tomb

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. As mentioned in my earlier post Via Dolorosa , the Christian traditional site of Golgatha and the Tomb are within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is being disputed as the Church is inside the city walls of the … Continue reading Shalom! The Garden Tomb

Mt Beattitude

Shalom! Via Dolorosa

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit to the Garden of Gethsemane, we made our way to the first station of the Via Dolorosa. The name "Via Dolorosa" or "Via Crucis" dates from the 16th century when a name was sought for the … Continue reading Shalom! Via Dolorosa