Magical knights in the Old City

07.10.2011                      10.Cheschwan. 5772                      Ta'anit BH"B

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Magical knights in the Old City

An enchanting European-style festival in the spirit of the Middle Ages transforms Jerusalem’s Old City every week in November.

The second Jerusalem Knights in the Old City Festival, known this year as The City of Lions, kicked off Thursday evening with knights, princesses, magicians, troubadours, court jesters, acrobats, dancers and musicians filling the ancient alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Jerusalemites, Israelis and tourists of all ages braved the cold weather and rain in honor of this this fascinating cultural event.
The festival is an initiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority, in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office and the Jerusalem municipality who aim to expand the range of nocturnal events for visitors to the Old City. “The idea for the medieval theme came easily with the Old City’s rich history and its stone walls as a backdrop,” says Elad Kendel, Director of the Old City Basin at the Jerusalem Development Authority….