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Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Anyone's first view of the Old City of Jerusalem should be from the Mount of Olives. The vista is amazing, on gives one a real sense of what the city was like in ancient times.

Thank skyhoosier
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives was amazing! But seeing the cemetery was a painful reminder of all the many Jews who died during such terrible times of turmoil. When in the Western Wall tunnels, a man was respectfully collecting the hundreds...More

Thank angela s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of this area has been used as a Jewish cemetery for a few thousand years. Most seems to be gravestone with the odd monumental structure for important individuals. To be honest, it's like going to a giant graveyard and unless you're on some kind...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most popular burial grounds for Jewish people. The body is placed in a grave and a few years later it is removed and then the bones are place in a cement box above ground, a waiting for The Jewish Savour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's right on the way to the Garden of Gethsemane, so stop in for a moment. Without a guide, it isn't very interesting.

Thank RickyLee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many well-known Jewish philosophers and rabbis are entombed here. You will generally encounter an active funeral taking place when you visit. A continuum of millennia of Jewish history.

Thank aggada
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Knowing people sought burial here to be "first in line" for redemption when Christ returns is far more impressive than the site itself.

Thank wmccfp
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A great place for reflection and very moving. We walked past this area on the way to the Chuch of All Nations.

Thank OnAPermanentVacation
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

It's amazing how unbelievably big this cemetery is. On your way walking down the mountain there are a few entrances.

Thank mahlegrand
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