For years Pesach Levy was the brand name for tours of the Kotel Tunnel and the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. A couple of years ago, I joined a tour run by him and his son Yitzchak. By now Pesach Levy has retired, but his son Yitzchak runs the Kotel Tunnel and Old City Tour with his father’s special touch injected.
It is fascinating to learn how little of the Kotel wall we actually see. Most of it is underground. The Shaar Shechem and houses nearby are built on top of the wall. The arches in the tunnel below the Kotel are very interesting. The largest stone, about 25 feet long, can be seen there, too.
The tour continues to the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. There are a few old synagogues with interesting history. Rabbi Levy expounds on the stories behind each of the Synagogues. Each one is unique with its own distinctive story. Some of the Synagogues visited are the The Ohr Hachaim Synagogue, The Nisan Bak Synagogue, The Ari Synagogue, The Tzemach Tzedeck Synagogue, The Rambam Synagogue, The Churva Synagogue.
The Kotel Tunnel Tour and Old City Tour can help you understand the history of the Jewish people on a whole new level.
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Posted: September 23, 2017
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The tour generally meets outside the Kotel.
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$50 plus 20 NIS for the Kotel Tunel enterance.
Tour Length: 2 ½-3 hours