A Connecticut Yankee in King David's Court - Americans in Jerusalem
Throughout the 19th century and into the 20th many famous Americans visited Eretz Yisrael. Americans such as Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Herman Melville and Mark Twain all frequented Jerusalem. Others, less well known, made important contributions toward achieving an independent Jewish state. In this walking tour we will focus on these Americans in Jerusalem.
This tour will introduce you to fascinating stories which took place in Jerusalem. We will "meet" the first American Consul in Jerusalem and learn of his conversion to Judaism, be shocked by the American Consul whose murder remains unsolved till today and learn of the connection between Jerusalem and the battle of Bunker Hill.
Our tiyul will conclude with Americans who played crucial roles in the defense of Jerusalem in 1948.