Day 6: what we have seen or learned in Jerusalem

Here is a list of what we have seen or learned today in Jerusalem:

  • everything is built thanks to donations: universities, research institutes, memorials
  • there are more policemen in Jerusalem than in Tel Aviv.
  • people are always controlled in the tramway (don’t forget your ticket!)
  • for shabbat (resting day in the Jewish tradition), orthodox Jews wear bigger hats.
  • some people really make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
  • you have to bargain when buying souvenirs in the old city.
  • men and women are separated on the Western Wall.
  • you can visit a catholic church when hearing the muezzin‘s call to prayer.
  • 10 minutes in Jerusalem worth less than 10 minutes in Tel Aviv: distances are shorter.
  • even if you’re not Jewish, you have to wear a kippa to go to the Western Wall (for men only).
  • during shabbat, you can’t eat before food is blessed.
An othodox Jew in front of the Western Wall, Jerusalem

An othodox Jew in front of the Western Wall, Jerusalem

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4 thoughts on “Day 6: what we have seen or learned in Jerusalem

  1. kaie w. bird says:

    On the Jlem tram, they don’t play around. I have read a great many places about people being almost bullied by them for something trivial. Between the two cities, there is such a huge difference, no?? It is almost like difference countries now. Love these lists!

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