A Continuum of Jewish Life Within Jerusalem's Walls
For at least 500 years, this building has served the Jewish Community of the Old City of Jerusalem. Today, the courtyard and rooms display original artifacts and exhibits that take visitors back in time, from the Ottoman Turkish period (1517) up to the surrender of the Jewish Quarter to the Arab Legion in May 1948.
Visitors experience what life was like in Old Jerusalem: Marriage and childbirth, arts and craftsmanship, recycling of water and other materials, childrens' games, and herbal remedies. In one room of the museum is the Holy Ari's birthplace, represented today as a Sephardi synagogue.
Both temporary and permanent exhibits are on display in the museum. In addition, it offers tours, lectures, workshops and special programs.
The Museum is located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
It is recommended to get by public transportation to Jaffa Gate (Line 20) or Zion Gate (line 38) or to the Western Wall (line 1, 2) and then a short walk to the museum. From Jaffa Gate: through the St. James passageway and west to Or HaChaim St.
From Zion Gate or from the Jewish Quarter bus stop, walk down Chabad Street to the corner of Or HaChaim Street and turn left.
Besinan Tov: WEDDINGS IN THE OLD YISHUV IN JERUSALEM
In traditional societies, a wedding is the most important event in a person's life.
Descriptions of marriages, from when a boy and a girl reached marriageable age to the end of the seven days of nuptial feasting, are to be found in the memoirs of Jerusalemites who lived through the momentous hundred years that stretches from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
A period during which innumerable changes took place in how Jerusalem looked,
its rulers, languages, dress and customs.
All these changes inevitably impacted on the people of the Old Yishuv in Jerusalem and on this crucial event in their lives.
Chanukah in the Old City:
When the sun goes down, the Chanukah lights burn bright, giving a special
beauty to the night.
An evening of looking for Chanukiot and heroes in the Jewish Quarter.
Meet at the Old Yeshuv Court Museum at 16:00 PM,
45 nis Price:
Guided tour in English of the Museum on 2.12.13 at 14:00 pm,
at no additional cost
for Information and Registration: 02-6276319
Songs and Hanukah stories in Yiddish and English",
with Canadian actress / singer Gloria Valentine
on 1.12.13 at 17:00 pm