When Omar iben Al-Khatab visited Jerusalem soon after the Muslim conquest in 638, he was furious to find Judaism’s holiest site covered in trash.
At Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, hear the stories of some of the 25,000 gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews in World War II.
Givat Yona — Jonah’s Hill — has always been considered a strategic site; the Via Maris – the ancient Way of the Sea – passed right below.
In Herod’s era, Jerusalem had grown so fast there was never enough water for its residents. Then the king found a supply that he hoped would make the people love him…
Centuries of war and peace, foreign rulers, religious diversity, shopping, bathing and basketball unfold on a short walk along a single street downtown.