Jerusalem Archive

Jerusalem: Ramot Forest

by Shem Tov Sasson The other week, on the Friday before Tu B’Shvat, I went on a nice guided tour of the Ramot Forest in northwest Jerusalem with my friend Adam Ota. Provided by Ramot for …

Beneath the streets of Jerusalem

By Gideon The City of David is considered one of Israel’s most important historical landmarks. It is also one of the country’s most complicated sites. Jewish organization uses the site’s archaeological findings to prove a continuous …

The Six Day War

  In the picture: Israelis digging trenches in Kibutz Gan Shmuel in the days leading to the Six Days War By Gideon Note: A video by PBS at the bottom of the article includes interviews with Syrians, Egyptians, …

Madness or courage?

by Rivka Levy The day after two people were stabbed to death by the Lions’ Gate in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, my teenaged daughter asked me if she could go to the traditional …

Jerusalem Day

During the 1948 War of Independence, Jordanian forces overcame the small group of Jewish fighters who defended the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. Jewish women and children were let go. The Jewish men were …

How Jerusalem became the capital of Israel

By Gideon When King David came to power, the Israelites were a tiny nation of twelve on tribes, which were connected to each other by common language, common religion, common history, and intermarriage and commerce. …