Jerusalem (and around Israel)

I lived in Jerusalem for a holy, explorative, and soul-filled year from 2014-2015. It was a highlight of my life that, God willing, I can repeat many times in the future! Below are links to my posts about various neighborhoods, restaurants, activities, and general goings-on in this beautiful, breathtaking and – at times – confusing city.

“Without Jerusalem, the land of Israel is as a body without a soul.”
– Elhanan Leib Lewinsky


Restaurants by location

The Grand Cafe (and again)
Hamakom Shel Itzik
Kalo (again and again)

Ben Yehuda Street and surrounding areas
Tmol Shilshom

HaMoshava HaGermanit (The German Colony)
Ben Ami
Caffit (again and again)
Focaccia Bar Hamoshava
Marvad Haksamim
Ness Cafe
Soya (now closed)
Tomas Masaryk

Shosh Cafe

Cafe Yehoshua
Sushi Rehavia

The Shuk

Tachana Rishona (First Train Station)
Fresh Kitchen
Landwer Cafe

Chains all around town
Cafe Hillel (and again)
Waffle Bar
Waffle Factory

In or near Mamilla Mall

In or near the Old City
The Eucalyptus

Other not-previously-mentioned areas
Moshe Burger (at Cinema City)


Hotel Yehuda – Jerusalem, near Biblical Zoo

Out and About

Bible Lands Museum
Cinema City (and again)
City of David – Hezekiah’s Tunnels
Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club
Idan Raichel Project Concert
International Book Fair
Israel Museum (and again)
Jerusalem Wine Festival
Made in the City Festival
Malcha Mall
Old City Exploration
Planting Olive Trees in the West Bank with Rabbis for Human Rights
Running in Jerusalem
The Shuk
Snow in Jerusalem!
Wohl Rose Garden
Women of the Wall – Rosh Hodesh service at the Kotel


Arriving to Jerusalem
Chanukah in the Holy Land
Fruit and Vegetable Stands
Pesach in Jerusalem
Purim in Jerusalem
Settling into a new home
Yom HaAtzmaut
Yom HaShoah
Yom HaZikaron

Outside Jerusalem

Acre (Akko), Crusader Fortress and market
Baha’i Gardens (in Haifa)
Caesarea Ruins
The Dead Sea (in Ein Gedi)
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Hod Artist’s Village
Gan Garoo (a kangaroo petting zoo!!)
Golan and Upper Galilee hiking
Hamat Gader spa and hot springs
Hula Lake Nature Reserve
Mt. Bental
Mt. Gilboa
Sachne Hot Springs
Tzfat (and again)
Zichron Yaakov with Ramat Hanadiv Gardens

Tel Aviv


Cafe Suzana
Dr. Shakshuka
The Streets

Day Trips in Tel Aviv

Day trip with Pardes (Shalom Tower, Trumpledor Cemetery, Shuk haCarmel, HaBima Theater, Google)
Weekend trip: Day 1 and Day 2

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