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Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. For Temple Mount and beyond, use our Jerusalem vacation planner to get the most from your Jerusalem vacation.
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  • A place where you can see the customs of the Muslim community, in an atmosphere of peace and meditation
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  • The temple mount is built on Mt. Moriah. The Muslims believe it belongs to them because they believe that Ishmael was Abraham's sacrifice on this mountain. The Jews believe it was Issac, the son Abrah...  read more »
  • To visit the Esplanade of mosques get up early and get in queue to pass through. Remember the ladies to appear well covered, so will prevent you from selling some shred of shawl to cover you. The Esplanade is certainly fascinating, rich in history, illuminated by the blue shades of the tiles that cover the Golden mosque and the majestic dome. From the top you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the old town. If you avoid Fridays and arrive in the morning, just signed, you can enjoy the show. Worth it though the entrance to mosques is allowed only to the Muslims.
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  • 5 stars for the Temple Mount, property of YHWH, the God of Israel, the True Living God. 0 stars for the pagan abomination standing on it now, the dome of the rock, a shrine made for baal (allah), the pagan moon god of islam. Soon to be demolished for the Third Temple which the Antichrist will desolate, and after that, Yeshua, the Messiah will rule the world from this exact place. Come back soon Yeshua! King of kings, and Lord of lords!
  • Jews at it again no ? . if you love dome shaped things I have a bad news for you . and please for God's love go steal an other land . Utah for example . and built a temple there .Jewish scum
  • The most important thing to me, is knowing the 3rd temple will stand. One of the coolest parts about the 3rd temple standing though, is it will fit perfectly there lined up with the eastern gates and all. -with or without the dome being there!!! Jesus will rule from there.. Nice try cementing the eastern gate shut.
  • Peace to all religions on the Earth. We all share the same God. Choose love not hate.
  • It is disappointing to hear so many sacrilegious comments by people who try to divide the One God - the God of love for all. This mountain is sacred for all, not any one group. I look forward to the time when all may worship in any Holy place, welcomed as a fellow believer. Then we can all claim to follow the teachings of the great Teachers. Until then, we defile the name of God, Y..w.h, Allah or whatever title we give him.
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