The Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish Cemetery
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Standing at the Mount of Olives viewpoint, you cannot miss the Jewish Cemetery right below you. Graveyards present photographic opportunities because of the compositional lines, and this one is no different. The challenge is the lack of color. Be there early or late for shadows and better lighting. Watch for contrast issues and exposure problems just like sand at the beach. Pay attention to your histograms and you'll be OK. Finally, there is a walking route from the viewpoint to the Garden which will take you past the cemetery.
Written 11 May 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Though this must also be the most expensive cemetery in the world, they could also be the luckiest souls when you are located on the holiest land while also overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.
Written 28 April 2020
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Loads of graves at this cemetery. It costs alot to be buried here. Good view from Mount of Olives with Jerusalem in the background
Written 13 April 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,661 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I saw this place outside the old city of Jerusalem and it did not impress me. During my visit to the Mount of Olives, I avoided this place because I do not understand why it should be visited. There are other beautiful things to see in this area, starting with the Church of All Nations and ending with the Ghetsimani Garden.
Written 8 March 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Jewish Cemetery is located on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. It is one of the oldest and most important Jewish cemeteries in the world. Ancient cave graves date as far back as 1000 BC and the First Temple period. The cemetery began to take its current shape in the 16th century. The exact count of tombs in unknown; some estimates are as high as 150,000. It is a sight to behold! The Jewish Cemetery is the final resting place of numerous famous Jewish people, including Rabbis and political and cultural figures. Burials continue to this day, and our guide explained that you don’t need to be famous, but plots are expensive. Why is this a popular burial site? According to Jewish tradition, it is here that the Resurrection of the Dead will begin when the Messiah appears on the Mount of Olives. Sadly, many graves were vandalized through the turbulent years of Israeli history.
Written 7 March 2020
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO1,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Such a sweet spot to overlook the city and think about the sadness the Jews feel to not have their temple.
Written 5 March 2020
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ChrisJS51
Sevenoaks, UK504 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a large and not very attractive cemetery which apparently exists only because of Jewish belief - that when the Messiah comes He will arrive at the Mount of Olives and that therefore those buried there will be the first in the queue. Personally I doubt that it's quite that simple or that the Messiah will be so undiscerning. It has history though so it's worth a quick look.
Written 19 February 2020
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Steve57C
Dudley, UK1,420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Amazing sight, very tightly packed in cemertery sprawling across the landscape.
The belief is that those buried here will be the first to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Written 26 December 2019
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Julie P
91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Standing and looking at this from a distance is an amazing site. Please do not miss Mt. of Olives or the Southern and Eastern Walls of the City.
Written 24 December 2019
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Mss
Paris, France16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Walk around the 70,000 graves of the Mount of Olives, the oldest Jewish cemetery in history, whose first graves date back 2,000 years, and you will understand the connection of the Jewish people with the land of Israel and with Jerusalem. Amazing view also on the walls of the old city.
Written 10 December 2019
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