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Loads of English-speaking guided tours are on offer this Hanukka. The AACI comes through with a number of walking tours of Jerusalem. No reservations are required. Tickets are NIS 150/120 for families or NIS 45/35 for individuals. Check www.aaci.org.il/chanukah2006.htm for details or call Donna Goldberg at (02) 566-1181, ext. 318; 0502-166775; or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
While those tours are mostly during the day, Hanukka evenings offer the seasonal sight of candles flickering in doorways and windows along the streets of religious neighborhoods. On Tuesday evening, Jerusalem's Beit Shmuel offers a City of Lights tour through the alleyways of the Old City's Jewish Quarter. Tickets are NIS 69. Call (02) 620-3461.
Saturday morning the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel presents a free, English-speaking tour of Hanevi'im Street. Meet at 10:30 a.m. by Sergei's Courtyard, 13 Heleni Hamalka St. (off the Russian compound). The SPNI phone number is (02) 625-2357.
And for those aged 19 to 35, Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah provides an evening hanukkiot (menoras) tour on Tuesday. Call (02) 561-9165 or e-mail: email@example.com to register.
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