Jerusalem Travel Guide

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Plan Your Jerusalem Vacation

Jerusalem is a city suspended between heaven and earth, East and West, past and present—parallel universes of flowing caftans and trendy coffee shops. For some people, Jerusalem is a condition, like being in love; for others, it is a state of mind, a constant tension between rival flags and faiths, or members of the same faith. You may feel moved, energized, or swept into the maelstrom of contemporary issues—but the city will not leave you unaffected.

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Jerusalem Hotels

Accommodations range from cheap and simple to high-end deluxe in a variety of settings, from the city center to the almost-rural periphery. Where possible...read more

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Jerusalem Restaurants

While the range of Jerusalem eateries will never rival that of cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, you can eat very well in the holy city. Middle Eastern food is a strong...read more

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Jerusalem Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Old City: For an astonishing montage of religions and cultures, the heart of Jerusalem—with the Holy Sepulcher, Arab bazaar, and Western Wall—has... Read more

  • Holiday Foods in Israel

    You know it's a holiday when special treats suddenly appear in bakeries, street stalls, supermarkets, and restaurants. Round doughnuts dabbed... Read more

  • Passover Matzoh

    The journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom, remembered during the weeklong Passover holiday each spring, inspires the preparation of unleavened... Read more

  • Rosh Hashanah

    During the New Year holiday each fall, sweet is the byword, indicating wishes for a sweet year: apple slices dipped in honey are nibbled, and... Read more

  • Hanukkah

    As winter approaches, Hanukkah celebrates a 2nd-century BC victory over the Greeks; the story includes a miraculous amount of oil for the Temple... Read more

  • Purim

    This early-spring holiday commemorates a victory in which food helped win the day, the 6th-century BC triumph over the evil Haman. On Purim... Read more

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