Israel is one of the most popular tourist destinations for all people. But obviously, Jewish people have even more reason to visit this beautiful country. But, what places are most worthy of your attention? In this blog post, we rank the most popular and important Jewish attractions in Israel, sites that are featured on our Jewish Heritage Tours.
- Wailing Wall
The Wailing Wall or Kotel, as it’s also known, is one of the best known attractions in all of Israel. More than 11 million people visit this place each year. It was a part of Temple Mount which was present for 1,000 years. As such, you can imagine the importance and the sentimental value of it.
We should add that visitors can also explore the Western Wall Tunnels. These tunnels are beneath the actual wall and exploring them is an experience like no other. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to see how the tunnels and wall were made and to learn more about the intriguing, historical construction processes.
- Aish HaTorah
The organization, ‘’Fire of Torah’’ or Aish HaTorah assists Jewish people in finding and protecting their heritage. In Israel, they are located in the Jewish Quarter and this site is known as one of the most beautiful places ever. A Jewish heritage trip or tour is not the same without this site, simply due to the importance it has for the Jewish religion and specifically, for younger people.
- Tower of David
Located in the old part of Jerusalem, the Tower of David reveals a 2000-year-old history. It is a very impressive site and one of the best-known citadels in the world. Millions of people come each year to visit this place and enjoy the architecture. A huge feature is the nightly spectacular show which includes projections on the walls of the structure.
- Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter incorporates several synagogues of great importance. They have been among us for many centuries, including the Hurva Synagogue which was built in the 18th century. Sadly, it was almost completely destroyed in the past but finally was rebuilt in 2010. Other synagogues in the area share similarly sad pasts, but luckily most of them have been rebuilt since then. Many were destroyed in the Arab-Israeli war.
- The City of David
The City of David is commonly thought of as the birthplace of all of Jerusalem. It was the original place where King David established his powerful kingdom. Today, this is an archeological site that comes with tunnels and impressive constructions- great areas to explore and enrich your Israel experience with the vast history.
Jewish Heritage tours and Holy Land Tours in Israel truly have plenty to offer. They are impressive no matter your religious affiliation, but they are especially sentimental and astounding for those with any interest in Judaism. If you’re interested in exploring the rich and historical splendor Israel has to offer, look no further than a vacation with Israel Tour.