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Israel – Journey to the Holy Land Part III

5 Ms of Jerusalem (MURALS, MALLS, MUSEUMS, MARKETS and MEALS!)

Other than religious sites, there are also several contemporary places worth visiting in Jerusalem:
Jerusalem New City
Living in the new city of Jerusalem, one might observe the building structures are also made up of stone walls. According to the guide (Jerusalem Municipality Free tour) there is a municipality policy which requires all building facade in Jerusalem to be made up of rock boulders:
City (YMCA)

City building
Nahalot
Nahalot

Modernity also comes with free minded youths who express themselves through these graffiti:
Nahalot

Nahalot

Newly opened monorail system of Jerusalem:
Light rail Track

Light rail Track

Mamilla Mall
This is the largest urban mall in Jerusalem, just across the Jaffa Gate of the Old City.
Mamilla
One interesting section of this mall is that shops were rebuilt from old building brick walls in Jerusalem. See the numbers written against this shops wall, to mark the position of each bricks while rebuilding).
Mamilla

Mamilla

Yad Vashem – Holocaust Museum
It is worthwhile to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, it houses the genocidal artifacts of Jewish people around Europe under the Nazi regime. The entrance is free, and there is a free shuttle van that picks up and drops off at the Mount Herzl light rail station.
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Towards the end of the elongated gallery they have build a dome shape ceiling which holds the portraits of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
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Scale model of Gas Execution Chamber use to mass execute the Jews:
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Portrait of Hitler when he visited France:
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“Righteous Among The Nations” are honored to those people who in their own way was able to save lives of the Jewish people during the Holocaust.

One of them is Oskar Schindler: who rescued 1,200 Jews from Poland (the names of the Jews he saved were written on this list).
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Israel National Museum
We took taxi cab coming here, and entrance fee is reasonable. Would advise you to come on those days when they provide free guides all around the galleries of Israel Museum.

The main attractions of this museum are:
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Scroll

External Structure housing the scroll:
Dead Scroll

Synagogues
The recreation of these synagogues is from the same materials of actual synagogues from different countries.
Synagogue
Synagogue

Feast and Travel will never be complete with the “Foodtrips”:

Balabusta Market Festival
Machane Yehuda wet market is transformed into street party scene during the summer.
Market
Market
Market (Street Party)

Inside the markets are local produced of Israel: Breads, Fish, Fruits, Olives, oils, nuts, etc.
Market (bakery)
Market
Market
Market
Market
Market (fish)

There are also several markets within the Old City like old city market near Damascus gate.
Market (fruits)
Market (Old)
Baklava

Turkish delights:
Food (TurkishDelght)

Native cakes / sweets:
Food
Food

Typical native meals are pita bread with different fillings, dips, falafell off course!
Food (Condiments)

One interesting food I’ve seen (not tasted), was this meat shop in Palestine (along the way to Hebron), which sells Camel meat:
Food (camel)

If I would recommend a restaurant, it is the “Focaccia Bar” in the new city, first because it is open on Sabbath (Saturday) ¬- when most of the shops in Jerusalem are close (sunset of Friday till Saturday evening), secondly they have some coupons worth using (eg. Free glass of wine):
Food (Focaccia Bar)
Food (Focacia Bar)

Lastly, their menus are nice, especially their Gnocchi, so nice that in fact we dined here twice!

To download discount coupons from different restaurants in Jerusalem, you may join in eLuna.com.

Some random foods for your enjoyment all around Israel and Jerusalem:
Food (Candy Land)
Food (Candy Land)
Food (Israel Museum)
Food (kedma)

This is the last edition of Israel edition for this month. Hope you enjoy our special edition on Israel.

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3 thoughts on “Israel – Journey to the Holy Land Part III

  1. a Jerusalemite

    Hi,

    Just one small correction – the mall you mentioned – Mamilla mall, is not the largest in Jerusalem, but the largest one near the city center. There are 3 malls at least which are much larger but are located far from the city center – like the Malha mall.

    Cheers

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