Touring the city

The Jerusalem Development Authority offers free Shabbat tours

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
April 27, 2017 17:48
The Arab Market in Jerusalem

The Arab shuk, which proffers its colorful wares across the Old City’s Muslim and Christian Quarters. (photo credit: ESTHER INBAR/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

 
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There are many options for things to do in Jerusalem on Saturday morning: sleep in, go to shul to hear the Torah reading (and stay for kiddush in the hopes that there will be plenty of herring), take a stroll and appreciate the lack of cars on the road, read a newspaper. The Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Development Authority offer another alternative for those seeking a Saturday morning activity: free walking tours of the city.

The tours, given in both English and Hebrew, leave at 10 a.m. from Safra Square every week. Tour guides rotate, as do the tours themselves, of which there are 35 different versions, with a new one added every year. The tours have been going now for approximately 20 years.

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