1. It’s a living antiquity (in the best way possible).
It is one of the oldest cities in the world. And one of the most modern. If you stand next to City Hall and look toward Jaffa Gate as the sleek light rail glides by, you are — no joke — gazing upon 3,000 years of human undertaking. It takes your breath away.
2. The weather is amazing.
It’s perfect. Summers are dry and breezy. In winter, it’s green. Jerusalemites wander about on summer nights just to inhale the sweet, clean air. In November, we experience a balmy 85 degrees Fahrenheit.