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Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery, Jerusalem
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Considered one of Jerusalem's major landmarks, Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery dates back more than 3,000 years. With the first burial on these grounds taking place in the First Temple Period, the site has grown to house approximately 70,000 tombs. Notable graves contain the remains of famed rabbis, artists, and political leaders. Many of the oldest tombs are located at the bottom of the mountain, in Kidron Valley. A visit to Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • You cannot enter, for proper respect, but it is hard not to be impressed by the tens of thousands of tombstones that crowd this cemetery three Millennium history that parallels the ascent to the Mount of olives. The old testament predicted that the judgment will happen here, that Jews and Muslims continue to be buried here.
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  • Right in the middle of Jerusalem's old city and the Mount of olives. When the Mount of olives overlooking the city, spreading just below here, seems possible only Jews. It was in contrast to the Jews in large numbers of tourists to the Mount of olives and the grave.
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  • I found this site very interesting and learned a lot. A time to listen to your heart as it imagines to hear the voice of life gone by. You wonder and question...the stories of the lives of each person...  more »
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  • 🇮🇱🇮🇱SHALOM SHALOM JERUSALEM PEACE BE TO YOU WHEN MESSIAH COMES TO TAKE US HOME MAY HIS PRAISE BE FOUND IN YOU......
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  • Very neat and organized.
  • A remarkable site relating to the history of Judaism and history of Jerusalem. Burial site of various figures, including one Israeli prime-ministery (Menachem Begin), and many Rabbis..
  • Ok