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Touring the Streets of Jerusalem - Together

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another reason to get a street named after you

The Jerusalem municipality plans to replace all the Jerusalem street signs named after famous people with new signs featuring the person's picture and their story, especially what they are well-known for.

The idea for the new signs was recently proposed to Mayor Nir Barkat by Zion Turjeman, director-general of the Ariel company, a subsidiary of the Jerusalem Municipality. The mayor loved the idea and appointed artist Yotam Kuperberg and entrepreneur Maya Fogel to be in charge of preparing the new street signs.

What an interesting idea. We can't wait to show them to you.

Now, perhaps he can next require that all buildings post their building numbers.


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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I've got a secret

One of the most familiar sites connected to Jerusalem is the Tower of David Museum, which among other things used to be a fortress.

I haven't been there in a while, and I was happy to see that they uncovered yet another secret tunnel.

You can really get lost in this place with all the different passageways.

Another new edition to the museum is this recently discovered model of Jerusalem made in the late 1800s!


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Friday, February 6, 2009

Hurva update

The Hurva reconstruction is coming along quite nicely...


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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday Night Live

At the beginning of King George Street, next to the Great Synagogue and opposite the Sheraton Hotel is the Heichal Shlomo building. Heichal Shlomo is the former seat of the Chief Rabbinate.

The building serves a few different purposes these days, but the most interesting occurs once a month on Tuesday nights when they film Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem.

It’s been years since I was in the old theater on the top floor of the building, but there it is, and packed to the gills.

Last night it was a political evening with the Religious-Zionist leaders running for Knesset: Yaakov “Katzaleh” Katz (Ichud Leumi), Moshe Feiglin (Likud/ManhgutYehgudit), and Prof. Daniel Hershowitz (Bayit Yehudi/Mafdal).

I won’t discuss politics, but all the speakers spoke well and the evening was extremely entertaining.

The token NIS 20 entrance fee means this is a great way to inexpensively have a very fun evening in Jerusalem.


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