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. Make Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery a centerpiece of your Jerusalem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jerusalem attractions website .
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  • Knowing people sought burial here to be "first in line" for redemption when Christ returns is far more impressive than the site itself.  more »
  • A great place for reflection and very moving. We walked past this area on the way to the Chuch of All Nations.  more »
  • It's always very sacred to visit grave sites - here in Jerusalem I was interested to see the tradition of placing stones on a gave to remember a loved one.  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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  • The stones on the tombs avoid the ritual impurity of mixing living flowers with dead bodies; could come from a pun between ben and even, son (of God) and stone.
  • 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..

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