Jerusalem Travel

What do the Pope, a Rabbi, and a Mukhtar have in Common?

Long ago, textiles and garbs were considered valuable gifts, often gifted by Kings and Elites to one another. This week I got a chance to visit a place in the Old City of Jerusalem, a textile merchant, who holds in his store the most luxurious and rare fabrics one can find. Among his customers are high religious officials of all main religions, including the Pope.

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Who do the 12,000 bodies buried in the Lions’ Cave belong to?

A Jew, A Muslim, and a Christian walk into a cave…
What they found there were a bunch of Goths having an afternoon picnic.

Let us travel back in time, to the Middle Ages and the Byzantine era to find out about the story behind the dreaded Lions’ Cave nestled in the heart of Gan Ha’atzmaut in downtown Jerusalem. While we are exploring the dark past of the park, let me tell you about the Jerusalem Gothic Picnic and the local Gothic scene and events.

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