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Ramban Synagogue in Wikipedia

The Ramban Synagogue (Hebrew: ‎ בית כנסת הרמב"ן), is the oldest active synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was founded by Nahmanides (Rabbi Moshe ben Nahman, whose name is often abbreviated as Ramban) in 1267.[1] Today it is located at the corner of Ha-Yehudim Street and the square in the Jewish Quarter. Features - The foundation of the ...

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Hurva Synagogue in Wikipedia

The Hurva Synagogue, (Hebrew: ‎ בית הכנסת החורבה, translit: Beit ha-Knesset ha-Hurba, lit. "The Ruin Synagogue"), also known as Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid ("Ruin of Rabbi Judah the Pious"), is a historic synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The synagogue was founded in the early 18th century by followers of ...

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Cardo Maximus in Wikipedia

The cardo (also cardo maximus) was a north-south oriented street in Roman cities, military camps, and coloniae. The cardo, an integral component of city planning, was lined with shops and vendors, and served as a hub of economic life. Cardo in Roman city planning Most Roman cities also had a Decumanus Maximus, an east-west street that served as...

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The Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnel

If you would like to visit some of the places Jesus did when he was alive during your tour to the Holy Land, go to the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnel. The last remaining part of the Temple in Jerusalem that Jesus would have known, it was destroyed by the Romans about 2,000 years ago. Many visitors come here to pray following the example o...

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The Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnel

If you would like to visit some of the places Jesus did when he was alive during your tour to the Holy Land, go to the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnel. The last remaining part of the Temple in Jerusalem that Jesus would have known, it was destroyed by the Romans about 2,000 years ago. Many visitors come here to pray following the example o...

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Warren's Shaft

It can be fascinating on tours of Israel to see some of the industrial undertakings of the people alive curing biblical times. Warren’s Shaft is a perfect example of the ingenuity of the time. The underground waterworks that date all the way back to the time of the kings of Judea, Warren’s Shaft may be the Jebusite water system that David utilized ...

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Via Dolorosa

Some of the most amazing places to visit on Christian Holy Land tours are also the most moving and somber, like Via Dolorosa. Via Dolorosa, or the "way of sorrows" is the road that Jesus took from the place where Pontius Pilate sentenced him all the way to Golgotha. Located in Old Jerusalem, visitors will be able to walk the Via Dolorosa and reflec...

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The Tombs of the Prophets

Though burial sites might not seem like the most exciting stop on most vacations, being able to visit the Tombs of the Prophets on a Holy Land tour is definitely a treat! This ancient underground burial site is located close to the top of the Mount of Olives and is believed by Jews and Christians to be where Haggai and Zachariah were buried. Filled...

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Pool of Bethesda

A trip to the Pool of Bethesda can enhance any pilgrimage to Israel. The site where Jesus healed the paralyzed man miraculously and Mary’s mother "Anne" was born as mentioned in the Gospel of John, This area has been extensively excavated, unearthing the five original pools and the remains of the Byzantine, medieval and Crusader churches that have ...

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Judgment Gate

Russian Excavations in the Old City. Holy Land tours often stop at some of the most interesting sites such as the Judgment Gate, the Russian Excavations in the Old City. Located near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher lies the Russian Orthodox Church, which holds some of the most amazing archaeological remains in the Old City. The Judgment Gate was u...

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