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“You wil stand in awe.”
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Temple Mount
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A hill in the eastern part of Old Jerusalem is of special significance to the world's three major religions. It was reputedly the site of the first and second Jewish Temple, and since the 7th century has contained two Muslim shrines.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Temple Mount and The Wailing Wall are actually wthin a few hundred feet of each other. It is so amazing that The Holiest site of Judaism is this close to the 3rd holiest site of Islam. People from all over the world visit these grounds, which is a spectacle within itself.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The temple mount is awe inspiring. Its the true "ground zero" on earth. It is not a place to show your Christianity or your Jewishness though. No touching your spouse is allowed and no religious symbyls allowed. But it is mandatory to visit there. It nice to see from a distance but to actually stand inside the walls is amazing. And make no mistake about it, The Temple Mount IS Jewish.

3  Thank David D
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Temple Mount is the most contested piece of real estate on the planet and yet you know it is sacred. I felt moved to be standing on the site of the Temple. The Dome of the Rock is a magnificent structure, but the guards were more than intimidating. Everyone should be allowed to visit and to pray. Maybe that will be some day.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

An absolute necessity for religous visitors.

I have visited this most Holy of Sites on two occasions. The first some six years ago when there was a simple, relaxed procedure at the top of the earthern ramp and most recently this past March when the newer more rigourous procedures were in place.

Be prepared for a lengthy, but I believe necessary security screening. In some ways this present day process only serves to enhance the spiritual high one feels when one is finally permitted onto the Temple Mount Plaza. On my first visit I shot my a roll of film in black and white as it was an overcast day and I thought the vivid but stark buildings and plaza landscape would look better in this format. This past March was gloriouly sunny and I was content to gaze at the many architectural objects and distant views over Jerusalem.

Overt religous activitiy is discouraged, but I quietly recited the Shema and a few other prayers I know in Hebrew as I touched the ground. I was left alone to freely wander around on my own. Leaving by the Cotton Merchant's gate one is immediately plunged into secular modernity, but left with the very real sense of having been on Holy ground.

It is interesting later to view the Mount from, say the roof of the Austrian Hospice, and realize that one has actually been at the distant spot one is gazing at.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you are not Moslem (and dressed like one) you are not welcome here. Every other Religion in Israel welcomes people of all faiths or even no faith. The politicizing of this site Holy to all has turned it into a "Tourists not Welcome" mosque.

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