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Baka is another one of the neighborhoods in Jerusalem, infected by the American Jewish invasions to Jerusalem. Enough so that if this invasion continues it seems as if soon enough the whole area of the German Colony, Baka and Katamon will become a sort of satellite neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Known once for its prosperous times in the British Mandatory, when it was mostly populated by Arab Christians, today, the apartments that were resettled during 1948, serve mainly new immigrants coming from the states and France.

Baka’s main street, Beit Lechem, isn’t as sophisticated as its supposed twin from the German Colony, Emek Refaim. But, acting as a melting pot for new immigrants, with the famous Ulpan Etzion (the biggest Hebrew language school for new immigrants in Jerusalem) nestled in it, you can be sure to find great European and American food in the area, proving that the absorption process is going well.

The Hebrew Music Museum in Jerusalem

The Hebrew Music Museum in Jerusalem

The Hebrew Music Museum in Jerusalem is a place where you can learn about the history of Hebrew music and see ancient musical instruments from all over the world. The museum has displays and games that help you learn about the music and the instruments. The Hebrew Music Museum offers a guided tour where you can learn about the different instruments, the people who play them, and the cultures they come from. You can also choose to tour the museum independently with a tablet and headphones. There are interactive activities for all ages, including a VR performance of the music of Levitas in the Temple, electronic drumming on Ethiopian drums, and playing ethnic musical instruments. Address: 12 Yoel Moshe Salomon Street, Jerusalem, Israel

Nachlaot Neighbourhood Jerusalem

Nachlaot Neighbourhood Jerusalem

Located in the center of the city, providing a bridge between the uptown feel of Rechavia, to the authentic Machane Yehuda market, is Nachlaot. The old neighborhood provides a unique glimpse to the first days of western Jerusalem The establishment of the neighborhood began back in the 1800s and was made possible thanks to Sir Moshe Montefiore who donated many of the funding for it. Built in the beginning with divided areas for the Ashkenazi and Sephardi congregations, it didn’t take much time until the neighborhood became bigger thanks to the help of new immigrants from Europe and beyond. Most of the buildings from that time still exist today and have signs with pictures and information from the time of their first inhabitants. Mahane Yehuda Market Once occupied mostly by a population of elderly religious people, today, Nachlaot has transformed into an artistic neighborhood attracting students studying in various art schools in Jerusalem. Having said this, Nachlaot, like many of the other neighborhoods in Jerusalem, has become a magnet to many American Jews who are buying property in it for personal use or as an investment. Those who will take a stroll down the streets of Nachlaot, will witness this odd blend of hippies and Yiddish speaking ultra orthodox Jews, all coming back from the market with groceries on Fridays at noon.

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory - JBO

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory - JBO

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory - JBO, houses the Israel national bird-ringing center and is a part of the Israeli Ornithological Center of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). The JBO strives to protect urban wildlife sites. All of its Ecological, research, and educational activities are non-profit. The JBO is located in the center of Jerusalem near the Knesset. Visitors can stop by for an eco-experience. Bird watching and presentation about bird migration in Israel is available for tourists visiting as groups or individuals. The JBO provides Israeli students, particularly children living in Jerusalem and other urban areas, with a unique opportunity to experience the environment first-hand. Student activities include "close encounters" with ringed birds, birdwatching tours, a birdwatching club, lectures about bird life, nature conservation, and presentations of current research being conducted at the JBO. Meetings may will include a bird walk followed by a lecture or video presentation on a wide variety of topics relating to birds such as the wonders of migration, how birds fly, raptors of Israel and more and may feature a variety of guest speakers. Some presentations will be in English and are open to all – beginner to experienced. Most meetings will start at the Bird Observatory although a couple will start in other locations. A schedulue will be provided on registration.

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