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Jerusalem Day 5771

In honor of Jerusalem, I am posting a few pictures from our 2008 trip:

path in old city

synagogue in the old city of Jerusalem
This is a synagogue that was destroyed by the Arab Legion in 1948. Here it is, in the Old City of Jerusalem, being rebuilt. The original Hurva synagogue was built in the 18th century and destroyed by Muslims. As it lay in ruins for 140 years until being rebuilt in 1864, it became known as the Hurva, which means ruins.

migdal david
Migdal David (Tower of David) is now a fun historical museum by the Jaffa Gate. It wasn’t a museum when I first visited in 1980. You can see the winding tree sculpture on this photo of mine.

flowers in migdal david
These flowers are growing by the arch in Migdal David – you can see my photo of the arch here.

City of David ruins
If you think the “Old City” of Jerusalem is old – actually, it is new compared to the City of David. Pictured are excavations at the site. If you visit Jerusalem, I highly recommend a City of David tour.

For more Jerusalem Day posts:

Robin from Israel says

I love that first image - so quintessentially Jerusalem :).

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Daniela@isreview says

Wow some great shots:)

Mrs. S. says

What beautiful pictures - especially the first one with the Israeli flag hanging from above!
Thanks for including my post, and happy Yom Yerushalayim!

Leora says

I look at these, and I keep thinking, I can't wait to go back with my new camera. OK, I look forward to going to Israel, period! Maybe in 2012 or 2013.

Batya says

lovely pictures, hope you'll be back soon

Miriyummy says

Thanks for including my post, and for posting your pictures. I especially love the picture taken of Migdal David from above.

Ilana-Davita says

My favorite is also the first photo. I like how we can get a glimpse of the flags in the background. It makes me think of some movies I have seen and that are set in Jerusalem.

Carver says

These are wonderful shots. You captured it all so well.

Rayna Eliana says

What wonderful images...each one so well defined and filled with loveliness and emotion.

Jane says

Great photos! If you go next year, let me know. We are probably making a visit too. Shabbat shalom


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