Temple Mount, Jerusalem

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One of the world's most sacred places historically identified as the site of the second Jewish Temple, Temple Mount is presently dominated by some of the most important Muslim shrines, including the Dome of the Rock. In Judaism, the hill has been known as the site of Mount Zion, the location of Solomon's Temple, and as the place where Abraham nearly sacrificed his firstborn son to prove his devotion to Yahweh. According to the Talmud, the hill is also the site from where God collected the dust to create Adam. For Sunni Muslims, this is the place from which the Holy Prophet ascended to heaven. Marked by a long history of religious conflicts, the hill remains one of the world's most contested holy sites. The Mount can be reached through 11 gates on Herodian walls--only one being reserved for non-Muslims. Getting into the site can be a challenge--it is only open during very specific time slots and, thus, lines are often long. Arrive early for your best chance to get in, and be aware that modest clothing (for both men and women) is required. Make Temple Mount a part of your Jerusalem vacation plans using our Jerusalem route maker tool .
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  • inaccessible except in very special cases or be Muslim... by far is superb. I promise to return a 3ele time to finally get there
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  • Just Wow!!. Regardless of who thinks they are in control of the Temple Mount, and even in the absence of the Temple, this place belongs to the One True God. II Chronicles 7:16 says, “For now I have ch...  more »
  • The temple mountain can be said to be one of the most important and most controversial attractions of the road to Sacramento. It is the source of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is one of the main reasons why there is so much enmity between Israel and the Palestinians and other Arab nations. Now Jerusalem is controlled by Israel, but the temple is occupied by Islamic religion. In the Book of Ibn Jagid, there is a passage to the importance of the Temple Mountain: "The Holy Land of the Earth is Syria, the holy Land of Syria is Palestine, and the Holy Land of Palestine is Jerusalem, and the sacred Land of Jerusalem is the Temple Mountain, and the Holy Land of the temple is a place of worship, and the Holy Land is a mosque.
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  • It was completely amazing. This summer of 2017 I got a chance to go to Israel this summer with the archeology dept from my school. This was one of the most spectacular places I have ever seen. It's cool to think that this is the center point of the 3 major religions in the world.
  • A really beautiful building. Be aware of the restricted visiting hours (for non Muslims). The best time for a visit is in the morning.
  • Simply breath taking! After roaming around the Jewish and Muslim quarter, the space and atmosphere bring a beautiful contradiction.
  • Sacred, historic and inspirational. I was amazed at the harmony and unity between the three main religions in this geographically small and densely populated area. Sure some tension exists, but the overall spiritual atmosphere projects hope for the world. Get there EARLY, 6:30 AM and get in the line before the western wall entrance, do not go thru security or you'll be in the wrong area for Temple Mount. You must go on the covered bridge up to the wall entrance.
  • This place has an amazing tranquility. It carries a significant history, yet it shares an emotional force. It is a place to contemplate.

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