Israel Unlocked: A virtual tour of underground Jerusalem

Dear Times of Israel Community member,

Please join us this Monday, May 3, for the next installment of the Israel Unlocked virtual tour series, exclusive to the Times of Israel Community. As we approach Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Day, the Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War — we are going underground!

After the Six-Day War, Israel had the unprecedented opportunity to excavate the Jewish Quarter, an area that has been inhabited continuously for 2700 years. This never-explored area yielded unbelievable finds. Our expert tour guide Shulie Mishkin will lead us in exploring the world beneath today’s buildings, including finds dating from King Hezekiah to the Crusaders.

Photo Credit: Menorah in Herodian Quarter (Levi Horowitz); The Cardo (Veronica Dar); Broad Wall (Oleg Moro)

About our guide: Shulie Mishkin made aliyah from New York with a Master’s degree in Jewish History from Columbia University. After completing the Ministry of Tourism guide course in 1997, she began guiding professionally and has since taught and guided all ages, from toddlers to retirees.

Shulie’s tours provide a complete picture of the Land of Israel and Jewish heritage, with a strong reliance on sources ranging from the Bible to 19th-century travelers’ reports. Alongside her regular guide work, she teaches “tour and text” courses in the Jerusalem institutions of Pardes and Matan and provides tours for special needs students in the “Darkaynu” program. Shulie lives in Alon Shvut with her husband Jonathan and their five kids.

Virtual tour on Zoom – details:
This Monday, May 3, 2021
12:00 pm Eastern
5:00 pm UK
7:00 pm Israel

A recording will be available after the tour on the ToI Community page.

Click HERE to join the virtual tour Monday on ZoomMissed an earlier tour? Watch a recording on the Community page now!

We hope to see you there — and thank you for being part of our Community!

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