Jewish Quarter
Jewish Quarter
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Following two devastating wars and 20 years of enemy occupation, the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem was reconstructed with great attention to harmonious architectural detail. The highlight of the quarter is the excavation of the Cardo, the ancient Roman market street.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Jewish Quarter is one section of Jerusalem's Old City. Religious Jews can be seen shopping and strolling around. The faithful worship at the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall). Religious Jews write prayers, which are placed in crevices of the ancient temple. The Temple Wall is all that remains of the Second Temple. Religious Jews believe their prayers will go directly to God. Non-Jews can worship at the Temple Wall, but it is polite to wear a head covering.
Written 9 November 2023
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Jul 2023 • Family
PROS
* Famous and historic- most of the stuff is from the Second Temple but there is a wall from First Temple times
* Outstanding ancient architectural and archaeological wonders
* See remnants of the glory of Jerusalem and actual streets, stores and artifacts from the time of Jesus
* Experience and observe close-up the day-to-day life of an intense ultra-orthodox Jewish lifestyle
* Numerous simple kosher food places, all with the "elegant" supervision

CONS
* Crowded with residents, Israelis and tourists
* Confusing combinations of narrow warrens of walkways, alleys, and dead ends.

"IVISITED THIS PLACE"...
... on my return from commemoration events of the destruction of that Holy Jewish Temple. The place was lively and crowded- much American English was heard.

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" again?
Sure- I lived here in the Jewish Quarter 40+ years ago and have returned countless numerous times and I will continue to do so. as a matter of fact, it's time again to do another round of all the various fantastic historical sites and museums

ADVICES
Of course go, but consider seriously doing this with a guide. remember that people do live here.

Written 6 August 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
While in Jerusalem you should walk around all the quarters, I probably enjoyed the Jewish Quarters the most.

Seemed cleaner and not so hectic as some of the others, would recommend a guide or be very clear in what you want to see
And do, as you can miss a lot of significant religious sites with all the small street alleys ways etc.

One of the top things to do in Jerusalem.
Written 22 June 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,320 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went to the Jewish Quarter on a Friday afternoon, after the City of David Tour, which lasted for three hours and we needed a little break. We started with the Western Wall of course, my husband said the prayer in the men’s section, while I waited for him in the women’s section but didn’t join the believers as I am not one of them. Everyone was very polite and didn’t mind my presence in this sacred place.

It was delightful to browse the old streets of the Jewish Quarter in the crowds of Orthodox men, women and charming kids, who were very busy with their Shabbat preparations. We also took a look at the restored Hurva Synagogue and discovered the traces of the 1948 War of Independence: the battles had been happening right in the center of the Old City… the Rothschild House and the memorial to 48 City Defenders who perished in the fierce battle for Jerusalem tell you the story of those glorious and tragic days.
Written 18 April 2023
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Brenda S
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Mar 2023
We were forever getting out of the way of others who would walk straight into you as if where not there. Advice know exactly where you are going, wear shoes that protect your feet if you are trappled on or run over by a little cart. Dress respectfully and be quite at others holy sites.
Written 23 March 2023
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH951 contributions
Feb 2023
Wish that I felt differently, but after seeing how close conflicting areas are to one another I do not think that peace will ever happen.
Written 10 March 2023
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C B
11 contributions
Jan 2023
This area was packed with people and sites. Don't miss seeing Herod's road in the middle of the "mall" section. BBQ offered decent lunch options and we all migrated there on our own. It was delicious.
Written 12 January 2023
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Diane B
11 contributions
Nov 2022
As said in the title, the Jewish Quarter is my favorite spot in the old city. After frequenting many times I have gotten to know some of the shop owners and always return to visit them. I love the shops and of course it is an access point to the western wall.
Written 10 January 2023
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flyingwish
Westminster, MD169 contributions
Dec 2022
You should make time to walk through each of the four quarters in the old city. Each quarter does have its own unique character.
Written 4 January 2023
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Angel Lazar
Jerusalem, Israel155 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
I love visiting the art galleries with Biblical Art in Cardo & above ground, Moriah & others, which are just exceptional! I love going to the Western Wall & the Holy Café! And I love the Biblical Jewellrey at various shops around Jaffa Gate! But my all-time favourite is the City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel & the Pool of Siloam!
Written 27 December 2022
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