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Articles Tagged: Jerusalem

Take a ride on the new Jerusalem light rail train (video)


During the summer we had reason to be in Jerusalem in the middle of a bunch of family simchas. Wow, has Jaffa Road changed now that the new light rail train is operating. It's actually RELAXING to have a cup of coffee at an outdoor cafe without the...

Luxury Long-Term Furnished Rental in Shaarei Chesed Jerusalem


If you love the Shaarei Chesed neighborhood in Jerusalem but want to try it out first before buying, here’s a great opportunity. This is a huge (220 square meter almost 2,400 square feet) 5 bedroom apartment in the prestigious Megiddo Towers. It’s...

Best Felafel in Jerusalem


We’re often in Jerusalem either looking for apartments for clients or visiting our children and grandchildren who live in the Holy CIty. Sometimes, when we drop in unannounced at dinner time at Eli and Leah’s apartment in Rechavia we’ll pick...

Papagaio – Fabulous kosher mehadrin meat restaurant in Jerusalem


If you've had friends visiting the Holy City lately, you may have heard of this fabulous "all you can eat" Brazilian Table, "meal of meats" restaurant. A while ago we celebrated a family birthday there and had a great time. Enjoy the 2 min video (cute...

Stunning Luxury Apartment in Sha’arei Chesed Jerusalem


This is a stunning and expansive 180 meter apartment with 3 large bedrooms. Custom Italian Kitchen with appliances. Custom built dining room set. Fuly-wired smart home - you can monitor and control it from anywhere in the world. Includes sauna and...

Netanyahu’s New Red Line in Jerusaelm — what it means for buying property in the Holy City


Now that the US election is over, expect tremendous pressure from the Obama administration on Netanyahu to make concessions. Finally Bibi and Mayor Nir Barkat have literally set down a red line in the city of Jerusalem. Don't anyone dare think of crossing it,...

Doomsday Investing? Try Israel real estate.


This video about Doomsday Investing was produced by Dow Jones wire service and appeared on the prestigious marketwatch.com investment site. Investor Peter Schiff invests as if the U.S. economy will collapse, which involves moving money offshore, a move he...

Har Nof is still a great neighborhood in Jerusalem


We had the merit to live in Har Nof for 13 years between 1985 and 1998. When we arrived they were still building the neighborhood. There were two buses a day and a friendly guy came around every morning to sell milk, bread and yogourt off the back of his...

Tour: Drive through Ramot B neighborhood in Jerusalem – Village Israel


We've had a number of requests from people looking for apartments or villas in Jerusalem for a less congested and more reasonably priced alternative to the German Colony, Rechavia, Talbiye or Shaarei Chesed. Ramot B or (Ramot Beit) is a northern...

Purim in the streets of Village Israel


There's nothing like Purim in Israel. Even though we had a lot of rain on both days (which helped bring the Kinneret above the bottom red line level!), the streets were still flooded with people in costume. We first went to visit Moshav Mattityahu to see...

Anglo Saxon: Housing prices in Tel Aviv to remain steady


We at Village Israel don't mind reporting on the activities of other agencies as we work cooperatively with many of the best. Anyway, at a recent news conference arranged by Anglo Saxon real estate agency, new owner Ronen Shitrit predicted that housing prices...

Retirement Residence in Jerusalem – Forever young in Village Israel


Every week we take time out from looking for apartments in Jerusalem to visit Nana in her retirement residence in Ramat Eshkol. Many people delay moving to Israel because of elderly parents, thinking there's no appropriate accommodation for seniors in Israel....

Rain in Jerusalem and the Negev after the rain


Most of the country experienced heavy rainfall this week leading to flash floods in the Negev and washed out streets in Haifa. Normally dry Wadis were flowing with water and ponds formed around trees in the desert. Here are a few photos of the trip...

Luxury short-term rental in Jerusalem – near Kotel and Ben Yehuda


If you are looking for a luxury short-term rental apartment in Jerusalem, this is a fabulous garden apartment near the Old City. It's a short walk to the Kotel and Ben Yehuda. Book now for summer.. (Video - 3m)

Jerusalem Luxury Vacation Rental Apartment


Fabulous location and apartment to spend your vacation. In a luxury condo development only a few minute walk from the Old City and Ben Yehuda. Three bedrooms. Pool, underground parking, doorman.

Yummy sufganiot for Chanukah in Ramat Eshkol


We were visiting my mother-in-law in Ramat Eshkol the other day and walked by these irresistable, yummy, sufganiot (jelly filled donuts). From the beginning of the month of Kislev, all the bakeries start making this traditional (Israeli) Chanukah treat....

Jerusalem to Beit Shemesh via Beitar Ilit and the Gush


We picked up Leah at Malcha Mall in Jerusalem and decided it was easier to drive home to Beit Shemesh via Beitar Ilit and the Gush instead of going back through the city and via Highway one. Even though Miriam took these photos from the back seat of our...

Faster than a Speeding Renault


The highspeed train from Modiin to Tel Aviv moves faster than the traffic. Another reason to leave the car at home and forget about parking.

Let’s meet at Mamilla Motzei Shabbos


Beginning in November, Shabbat goes out really early giving lot’s of time for friends to meet in Jerusalem (Video below). Whether you’re coming from Beit Shemesh, Modiin, or a suburb of Jerusalem it’s just a short drive by car or bus to meet...

Beit Shemesh to Jerusalem – for Coffee


It’s a short drive through green forests along a modern highway from Beit Shemesh to Jerusalem. Why not hop into town for coffee with friends? It only takes 30 minutes to get there.