Boker Tov! (Good morning)
An amazing day exploring a city that is thousands of years old. There is really no way to capture all of what we saw, learned, and felt in the few paragraphs we share with you. Yuval told us several times that we should not look at things as "historical" (in the sense of something that "happened" or "was" and is no more), because it is one chain of events and people that is still happening every day. This city is very alive.
There are 9 gates into the old city, and by the end of the day we had gone through 4 of them: Jaffa, Dung*, Zion, and Damascus. Three of these 4 are named because the direction they face will take you to that city.
The old city is divided into 4 quarters: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian.
*This gate was named because it was the one through which the remains (including dung) of the animals used in sacrifices were removed.