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Ethnic Communities in Israel - a 10 Day Tour

A woman in Yemenite clothes

Experience Israel through its many faces: versatile populations and various ethnic groups await you as you tour the country from North to South​

 
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Day 5

 
Temple Mount - Western Wall and Dome of the Rock
Davidson Center
Tower of David at night
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The day will be dedicated to the understanding of Jerusalem as the center for the three great monotheistic faiths; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 

 

Start out with a visit to the Temple Mount, site of the offering of Isaac, the Jerusalem Temples, and the ninth-century Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. See the Western Wall, sacred to the Jewish People as the last remnant of the Second Temple.

 

Visit the Southern Wall Excavations, as you walk on the original two thousand-year old street and climb the ancient steps. At the Davidson Center, in the basement of an eighth-century CE palace, enjoy the historical exhibits and make arrangements to see its virtual-reconstruction, high-definition interactive model. 

 

Visit the Tower of David Museum, dedicated to the history of Jerusalem over the past 4,000 years and showcasing the city’s various ethnic groups and their contributions. Climb to the tower situated in the museum for a beautiful view of the four quarters of the Old City -  Armenian, Christian, Muslim and Jewish.  

 

Proceed to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus according to Christian tradition. You will notice the many Christian denominations represented in the church, distinguished by their dress and liturgy –  Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox,  Armenian,  Coptic, Ethiopian, and Syrian Orthodox , each in their own corner of the ancient complex.

 

Wander the Old City markets, steeping yourself in its sights, sounds and aromas, and try your hand at hunting and bargaining for treasures.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Ethnic Communities in Israel - a 10 Day Tour