Be Careful Renovating in Jerusalem

I thought History of Jerusalem students might enjoy this article…

Jerusalem family finds 2,000-year-old ritual bath under living room | The Times of Israel.

One interesting thing to note, since we’re focused on the development and growth of Jerusalem as a city, is that the “neighborhood” in which this discovery was made was originally a separate village, Ein Kerem, that has been swallowed by Jerusalem’s expanding boundaries.


coming up – History of Jerusalem, Part II in OKC

Next Tuesday (6/30) my OLLI class, “History of Jerusalem, Part Two,” kicks off in OKC.

To peek at the course, click here.

To sign up for it, click here.

I’ll be experimenting a bit with using online materials this go-round. Most interesting for students (I’m sure) is the map I’m working on that marks the different sites we’ll be discussing. I’m still putting stuff on it, but you can check out the progress here. I’ve also appended a book recommendation list (this, too, is a work in progress) with links to the Amazon page for each book.