Tag: jerusalem

  • Summer to sizzle at the Jerusalem Season of Culture

    Summer to sizzle at the Jerusalem Season of Culture

    For five years, the Jerusalem Season of culture has been ushering in an assortment of creative events emanating straight from Jerusalem. This summers program is expected to build on the very complex, and uniquely artistic and cultural backdrop of Jerusalem in all its complexity ad color. A number of fantastic events are schedule throughout the…

  • Celebrating Ramadan in Jerusalem

    Ramadan, is the name of the ninth month of the Muslim calendar year and in that month Muslims around the world practice the fourth pillar of Islam which is the “Sawm” of the Fast of Ramadan. As Muslims keep the lunar calendar, the Ramadan month travels through the secular calendar, coming ten or eleven days…

  • Getting Treated at Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum

    Jerusalem, like other cities, was built surrounded by high walls created in order to ensure the safety of the inhabitants from outsiders. The city has always been the center of faith and spirituality beginning from the early days of King Solomon stretching even through modern times, and during the many centuries it has attracted traders…

  • The Western Wall’s Significance

    The Western Wall’s Significance

    One of the most remarkable landmarks in Jerusalem is the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, and in Hebrew, Ha Kotel.  This structure is one of the remaining outer walls from the First and Second Temples.  This wall is significant compared to the other walls because it is closest to the room where…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of King Herod

    With a new school year around the corner…pop quiz! Which one of these statements about King Herod is FALSE? A) King Herod was known for being extremely friendly. B) King Herod was King of Judea from 37-4 BCE. C) King Herod attempted to kill Jesus as a baby. D) King Herod had astonishing architectural achievements in…

  • MUST TASTE: Ice Cream and Sorbet in the Jerusalem Market

    No Holy land travel experience is complete without tasting your way through the myriad of cultures present all over this land. And while ice cream and sorbet may not be traditionally Israeli or Palestinian dishes, they are still quite popular in the Holy Land, particularly during the hot  summer months.  The sorbet and ice cream…

  • Jerusalem Sizzles with 13 “Must see” Summer Events

    Come July, August and September the weather isn’t the only thing hot about Jerusalem. There are plenty of festivals and special events that are sizzling throughout the summer months. Breaking Bread Journeys has compiled a list of some of the most exciting activities that are coming up over the next two months. Mark your calendars…