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Oh Hannukah, Oh Hannukah
December 12, 2017

The nights are getting cold, and the air is scented with sufganiot. This can only mean 1 thing... Chanukah is here!!! With the festival of lights, not only do yummy, oil filled foods, gelt, and presents come in to play, but Chofesh from school is thrown into the mix as well. This holiday is the perfect opportunity to do something special with the kinderlach as well as take advantage of the late nights since there is no early wake up to stress a

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Purchasing an Apartment in Israel
December 06, 2017

When purchasing an apartment in Israel (or anywhere for that matter), there are additional fees that come along with the purchase aside for the payment  of the property itself. To begin, you will have the agent fee (if you used a real estate agent to find your property, which we highly reccommend that you do). The agent fee can range up to approximately 2% of the purchase price, PLUS VAT. Next you'll have your lawyer fee. It is always

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The Uniqueness of Jerusalem Cuisine
December 26, 2012

In the past few years, Israel has been building up its name in the culinary seen. With the unique multicultural cuisine Israel has to offer you can really enjoy different tastes from all over the world. Since before Israel’s independence, Jews have been coming from all over the world. No matter where they’re from the Jews kept the family recopies and have been cooking them for centuries. During holidays, the Sabbath or even on week d

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Activities During Hannuka
December 13, 2012

Hanuka celebrations in Jerusalem During the week of Hanuka, a Jewish holiday, Jerusalem is offering many different activities every day of the week.  There are plenty of day and night activities offered throughout the city whether you want to go out as a family or have a nice romantic evening. Every day in the Mamila BLVD there is a central Hanuka Menora candle lighting where you can see well known Israeli personas lighting the candles. In

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Church-land in Jerusalem: Overview of Past, Present and Future
November 21, 2017

A few hundred years ago a variety of different Churches began to purchase blocks of land throughout central areas in Jerusalem, which is where the land gets its name – Churchland. Once the land was developed into different popular neighborhoods (such as Talbieh and Rechavia to name a few) Leases were drawn up for 99 years. Meaning: People were able to purchase apartments built on this land, however, they would need to renew their lease (an

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Jazz Festival in Jerusalem
November 27, 2012

This year Jerusalem is hosting the 9th Jazz Festival “Jazz-Globus”. Every year the festival is dedicated to specific musical theme or a famous Jazz singer. This year the festival is dedicated to the memorable dates of some well-known performers, iconic albums release, and the world premieres of compositions that have rocked Jazz world. Seventy Israeli and foreign musicians are going to play and sing classical, experimental, elec

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Hamshushalaim- Jerusalem Winter Weekend Festival
November 22, 2012

This year is the 8th year in a row that Jerusalem is celebrating its culture and tourism. During the wintry month of December, every weekend (Thursday through Saturday) Jerusalem offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the many different cultural events, museums, restaurants and more. This year’s festival’s theme is ‘Humor’; you can find plays, stand-up comedy and films in that category. The word 'Ham

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The Jerusalem International OUD Festival
November 14, 2012

This year Jerusalem is hosting the 13th annual Oud festival. Over the years the festival has become a tradition of bringing together cultures from North Africa, the Mediterranean and all the way to India. The Oud is a musical instrument commonly used in North Africa and the Middle East. Israel was built by people from places and cultures all over the world that intertwine in to one unique culture. The Oud is considered an instrument that

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Touring in Jerusalem
November 05, 2012

Jerusalem is known to be one of the most historical cities in the world, you can explore the city by walking around the old and new sections, seeing different sites and meeting interesting people. There are many tours you can go on and learn all about the wonderful city. Here are some tours that might interest you: “Friday in Jerusalem”- a 5 hour tour that will take you through Jewish and Christian sites, you’ll visit the muse

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The 13th Annual Jerusalem Beer Festival
August 24, 2017

Hi All!!! We are happy to be getting back into the Blog, and we are starting it off with nothing other than the 2017 Jerusalem Beer Festival!Carrying on an annual tradition, Jerusalem is now hosting their 13th annual Beer Festival. Every year people from all over the country travel to Independence Park (Gat Haatzmaut) to take part in the Beer Festival. This year the Beer Festival is for two days from August 23-24 (ONL

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Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Presenting the Work of Ron Arab-The Season of Cultures.
August 29, 2012

Come to the Art Garden show! You should wear something warm and do not forget comfortable shoes. The video works will be screened on the silicon regions throughout the evening and will ensure you an exhilarating experience of senses, the sequence works lasted 75 minutes and screened twice. There are stools along the side of the garden and installation. Do not hesitate, this is a chance to see some of the best art. Find the best

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Kabbalat Shabbat on Fridays
August 21, 2012

Welcome Shabbat in the most exciting mesmerizing was you can, For whoever is looking for a quiet, nice, enjoyable atmosphere before Shabbat can come join us every Friday for the month of August at 15:45 in the Zrar Bakar (Betzalel 11) with lots of music, Parashat Hashavoa and the morals from them. There were a couple in which have passed already but you don’t want to miss the last one. Eran Tzor and Ahron Razal wi

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Balabasta 2012: Bringing the Machane Yehuda Market Alive!
August 14, 2012

Machane Yehuda comes to life after hours for the third year in a row as dancers, musicians, sculptors, actors, poets, and those who have yet to be categorized weave in and out of the fresh and colorful produce at the 2012 Balabasta Festival The  annual event will be taking place on each Sunday throughout August (5,12,and 19) from 17:00-23:00, and will be bringing some great art, music, and street performers to the alleys and corne

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The International Arts and Crafts Festival
August 09, 2012

The International Arts and Crafts Festival, Jerusalem is held at the Khutsot Hayotser Arts and Crafts center, Mitchell Gardens and the Merrill Hassenfeld Amphitheater in the Sultan’s pool, opposite the Tower of David at the foot of the Old City Walls. This year the Festival is celebrating 37 years of the cultural events that has become a tradition in Jerusalem and the main tourist and artistic attraction of the summer season. More than o

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The Jerusalem Knight Festival 2012
October 29, 2012

Every year Jerusalem holds a night festival, this year’s festival subject is ‘Knights and Dragons’. The festival will take place within the walls of the old city of Jerusalem on Thursday’s the 1st and 8th of November between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm.Walking around the old streets of Jerusalem you’ll enjoy exciting displays from the medieval times with knights, princesses, fire-spitting dragons and many more c

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Shuk Kaparot 2012- somethings you just do not want to miss!
September 24, 2012

Kaparot is an ancient atonement ritual performed by Jews between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The ritual involves waving a chicken above one's head while chanting a prayer for atonement. The chicken, which is meant to absorb all the sins of the person performing the ritual, is then ritually slaughtered and given as charity to a poor family, thereby transforming sin into good deeds.It is mostly the ultra-Orthodox who perform the 

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Fascinating Festival on October 18th in the Old City
September 13, 2012

Night Knights Festival returns this year to celebrate the magical medieval alleys of the Old City Knights in the Old City Festival returns this year for the second year, to the alleys of the Old City of Jerusalem. After the fruitful cooperation that took place last year with carnival masks, Italy Venice, will return to the festival at night fall into t

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Great Events For The First Week of September
September 05, 2012

Jerusalem is now in the thick of the Hebrew month of Elul, which means that we're counting down the days remaining until the fall holiday rush. So take this as a good week to enjoy Jerusalem's cornucopia of cultural and entertainment opportunities.   Tonight, 5th of September-  Jerusalem's Old Train Station hosts the Ma'alot Tarshicha Andalusia

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Daytime Weekend Activities in Jerusalem
July 19, 2012

Every Friday afternoon in Jerusalem, many gather to enjoy an entertaining summer evening full of great performances and lively events at the “Front Stage” street parties.  For the forth year in a row, Jerusalem has held one of the largest series of street parties. Yonatan Strier, founder of the outdoor street parties and concerts, is once again anticipating a great turn-around, as each year the

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The Jerusalem Light Festival
July 05, 2012

The Jerusalem Light Festival June 6th -14th The Old City Free Admission June in Jerusalem brings you one of the most spectacular and artistic transformations of the Old City of Jerusalem – the Jerusalem Light Festival. Artists from around the world will amaze your senses with their

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Summer in the City: Ongoing Events in Jerusalem
June 13, 2012

Welcome to Summer in Jerusalem! You might have already visited the intriguing Old City, shopped and lunched at the pedestrian mall at Ben-Yehuda, and wandered through the fascinating alleyways of the Machane Yehuda Shuk (outdoor market)...looking for more?  Here is just a few of the many ongoing events taking place in Jerusalem this summer:

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Things to do in Jerusalem: Ongoing Activities, Sightseeing and Free Tours
April 04, 2012

Dear vacation renters in Jerusalem: This post is meant not only for those of you who are new to Jerusalem and looking for a fun way to get to know this fascinating city,  but for those of you who are already familiar with the city, and are looking for interesting outdoor activities & the best sightseeing to fully enrich their Jerusalem experience!

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The Annual International Jerusalem Marathon 2012
March 15, 2012

The second Annual International Jerusalem Marathon is tomorrow, March 16th! Over 15,000 people will be participating in one of the five different running options, from a full marathon, which is 42.25 meters long, through the half marathon, all the way to a special disables marathon, of 800 meters long. For further and specific details about the marathon, visit the official Jerusalem Marathon website: 

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Welcome to our very first Jerusalem Vacation Rentals Blog
March 06, 2012

Alon Central  is proud to present to you the first Jerusalem vacation rentals blog! As a special service to our Jerusalem Lodgers, and to all visitors to Jerusalem, we've created this blog to provide you with valuable information about Jerusalem and its many attractions. This blog will be constantly updated in order to bring you the very the latest about "wha

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