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The Burma Road Saves Jerusalem

65 years ago, under the cover of night, 3 men drove a military jeep into the unknown. It was just days after they suffered great losses in an attempt to occupy the fortress of Latrun. The mighty police station built by the British was held by the Jordanian forces, effectively blocking the road to Jerusalem. […]

Montefiore's Windmill

The Montefiore windmill is one of those quintessential Jerusalem landmarks. It’s a cupola-capped English-styled mill located in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, part of Yemin Moshe — the first Jewish neighborhood built in the late 1800s outside the walls of the Old City by Moses Montefiore, the English banker and philanthropist. Montefiore was a fan of Jerusalem, visiting […]

Remember

“There is only one opportunity to see Jerusalem for the first time in your life”, Richard said to his children as we approached the famous observatory on Mount Scopus. “On this day, 16 years ago when I was only 26 years old, I lost my best friend,” he continued. “This person that meant that world […]

Armored Corps Memorial Museum at Latrun

In 1940, the Latrun station was built under the British Mandate in a rural area on the road to Jerusalem. It was constructed as a police station/self-defensible fortress. On May 14, 1948, upon their departure from Israel, the British evacuated Latrun. 4 days later, on May 18th, the Jordanian Legion took control. Five times the […]

The Shuk Experience

Jerusalemites have Machane Yehuda and in Tel Aviv, the Carmel Market. The Ramla/Lod Market has become a brand of it’s own and moves from city to city. A day in the Israeli markets (shuks) will treat you to an extravaganza of colors, tastes and smells of seasonal fruits and vegetables straight from the fields. Throughout […]

A Welcomed Surprise

I recently began chemotherapy and the routine of my life became inundated with doctors, hospital visits and days where I could hardly get out of bed. So when my sons, Alon and Dolev along with Dolev’s girlfriend Nili, announced that we were going on a tour, it was the best surprise I could have asked […]