Orthodox Jewish Guided Tours in Jerusalem
If you are an orthodox Jew, coming to Israel is one of the most natural things you could do. The holy land attracts many Orthodox travelers each year, and Israel, of course, is set better than any other place on earth to accommodate the Orthodox way of life and respect its boundaries. Still, as Israel is many sided, an Orthodox traveler wants a guarantee that the service he or she is getting fits perfectly with both his interests and his way of life. For that reason, many Orthodox travelers choose to see the country using services like those offered by BeinHarim Tours, whose Jewish tours of Israel are designed with great care to meet your every requirement. So what are you expected to see on such a tour besides the Western Wall? Let us give you a taste of all a Jewish tour in Israel can be.
The Ancient City of Jerusalem
The Jewish part of the ancient city of Jerusalem is famous for the Western Wall, but there is much else to see in this historically and traditionally significant place. From the old Jewish architecture to the bustling markets to the many synagogues, the ancient city of Jerusalem is a must for any Jewish traveler.
Mahne Yehuda Market: Come Meet the People of Jerusalem
It is true that Jerusalem has a lot of history, but there’s just as much present in it as there is past- for Jerusalem is not just an archeological site, but an actual city where people live. If you want to get to know the modern city, you could do no better than take a trip to Mahne Yehuda Market. The market, a popular day tour site in Jerusalem, is the essence of the city’s spirit: its sounds and smells unite the various populations of Jerusalem, which could sometimes be far apart, into a knit community. One can expect to find in Mahne Yehuda a combination between a tourist market that offers many souvenirs and an everyday market with some of the best looking fruits you will ever see. The culinary experiences of the market are without rivals, and the local specialty, the Jewish-Iraqi kibbeh soup, is sure to introduce you to the best Israeli cooking has to offer. And the best part? The food is all Kosher.
What to see: King David’s Tomb, located within the corridors of the ancient city, is historically considered the final resting place of the king who built Jerusalem and who was known for his devotion. The site is best reachable with a guided tour, but opening a navigation app should take you there without much trouble.
Where to eat: Rooftop is a restaurant located on top of the Mamila Hotel, and has a fantastic view of the ancient city as well as great food by chef Kobi Bachar. King Solomon st. 11.
Where to sleep: King David Hotel in Jerusalem is a favorite of many Orthodox for its meticulous attention to Kosher traditions. The hotel is located on King David st. 23, just outside of the ancient city.