Almond trees and poppies are blooming all over the city, Passover is upon us, and Jerusalem has so much to offer!


  • What's New in Jerusalem
  • Happy Passover
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What's New in Jerusalem

It seems Jerusalemites come out in full force during Passover, enjoying our parks and public attractions to the fullest. In addition to old favorites, such as the obligatory visit to the Old City and the City of David, here are few other family-oriented activities that children will enjoy:

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory is hosting tours for the whole family during its Bird Migrations Festival. Call for tickets, hours or information: 02-653-7374.

At Ein Yael’s Mud Festival, you can learn to build mud huts and other traditional arts and crafts in a beautiful, rustic setting. There’s also a petting zoo. Ein Yael is located across from the Jerusalem Malcha mall and the Zoo. Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-16:00; Tel: 645-1866.

Children get free admission to the Israel Museum during Passover, where they can enjoy a host of hands-on activities.

The Bloomfield Science Museum has a variety of science workshops for children all week long.

Happy Passover

Or as we say in Hebrew, Chag Pesach Kasher ve’Same’ach. Find out more about traditional customs and foods, along with a host of luscious recipes, or find a seder near you at Passover Unwrapped, Chabad’s Pesach website.

Fortunately, you still have time to shop for the holiday. You'll find Haggadahs, seder plates, Passover cookbooks and other gifts at our Passover store. By purchasing from our Amazon store, you’ll also be helping us keep the Jerusalem Insider's Guide going strong.

And by the way, our guidebook, Introduction to Jerusalem: A Guide to the Holy City, makes a great gift, too. You can download the e-book or order a printed copy right here.

On Our Site

Our long-awaited new feature is finally here: Place your prayer in the Wall, no matter where you live!

Use the confidential form on our site and we’ll place your prayer in the Western Wall in Jerusalem for you. The service is free, although since Jewish tradition teaches our prayers are more readily accepted when accompanied by acts of charity, we also offer you the opportunity to make a donation to our fund for handicapped children in Jerusalem. May your prayers always be answered for the good.

Come live like an Israeli! Instead of booking a generic hotel, why not rent an apartment in Jerusalem? Israel apartments offer you comfort, total privacy and the opportunity to experience daily life as a Jerusalemite.

Do you need a visa? Can you find an ATM? Need an immunization to come here? Find this and the answers to many other need-to-know Israel travel questions.

We hope to see you soon in our favorite city. May you have a wonderful holiday!

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