Jurasalem, Israel Judaism by Tiffany

This is a map of Jerusalem where the Western Wall, Temple Mount, and many other popular places for different religions.
Day 1: The Western(Wailing) Wall

"It was his idea to put in the Western Wall in Jerusalem the prayer asking God's forgiveness for what had been done by Christians in other ages."-William Keeler

The Wailing Wall, also known as the Western Wall, is a 187-foot-high section of the ancient wall of Herod's Temple, the second temple built on that spot.

The reason why people want to touch the Wailing Wall because this Jewish custom allows people to pray at the wall as it is the closest point to the Holy of Holies. The Holy of Holies is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where God dwelt. For this reason a Jerusalem Piligrimage takes place throughout the year as people flock to the walling wall to pray.

Day 2: The Jewish Quarter

“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.”-Anne Frank

The Jewish Quarter originated in the voluntary preference of the Jewish community to live in a way that would enable it to keep to its laws and customs and defend itself from hostile attacks if need be.

This location has a religious significance because it includes the old Sephardic synagogue, the Cardo, the Broad Wall, the Burnt House with its captivating audiovisual presentation and the Herodian Mansion. All of these places are related to the Judaism.

Day 3: Mount Zion

“If you want to meet a princess, make yourself into a prince.” – Rabbi Dov Heller, Aish LA

Mount Zion is the high hill on which is David built a citadel. It's on the southeast side of the city. The word Zion occurs over 150 times in the Bible. It essentially means "fortification" and has the idea of being "raised up" as a "monument".

The religious significance to the location because in 1948, when the modern state of Israel was created, Jewish people around the world gained not only a homeland but access for the first time to of their holiest site, the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion.

Day 4: The Mount of Olives

"Torah is not education, it's transformation." – Rebbitzen Dena Weinberg

The Mount of Olives was the site of many events in the Bible and will be the site of a yet-future fulfillment of prophecy. In the Old Testament, the Mount of Olives is mentioned once in relation to King David. In the New Testament, the Mount of Olives is mentioned frequently in the Gospels. "As part of the route from Jerusalem to Bethany and the place where Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem."

After the conquest of the city of David in the 10th centrury, some Jews chose to be entomb along the walls of the mountain. As declared by the prophets, the mountain will be the place chosen by God for the Day of Judgment and the revival and rebirth of the righteous, when all nations will be made to go down the Kidron Valley and the Lord will set foot on the mountain, splitting it into two parts. This explains why the mountain has a strong vocation grave and why people should visit the Mount of Olives.

Extra credit

For the hotel, I would recommend to come to the "Sephardic House". The review summary is 4.3/5, pretty good review. The hotel cost only $123 per night included tax. It is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, alongside other historic and holy sites.

The hotel is right next to the Jewish Quarter and really close to the Western Wall.

Work cited

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Netzley, Patricia D. "Wailing Wall incident, the." The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, edited by Moataz A. Fattah, Greenhaven Press, 2007, p. 315. World History in Context, ic.galegroup.com/ic/whic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?disableHighlighting=false&displayGroupName=Reference&currPage=&scanId=&query=&prodId=WHIC&search_within_results=&p=WHIC%3AUHIC&mode=view&catId=&limiter=&display-query=&displayGroups=&contentModules=&action=e&sortBy=&documentId=GALE%7CCX3205400407&windowstate=normal&activityType=&failOverType=&commentary=&source=Bookmark&u=caro78187&jsid=2d6355d7877db471e0a5b1a8ffcd4765. Accessed 21 Nov. 2016.

MUSHOLT, S. "Mount of Olives." New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., vol. 10, Gale, 2003, pp. 33-34. World History in Context, ic.galegroup.com/ic/whic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?disableHighlighting=false&displayGroupName=Reference&currPage=&scanId=&query=&prodId=WHIC&search_within_results=&p=WHIC%3AUHIC&mode=view&catId=&limiter=&display-query=&displayGroups=&contentModules=&action=e&sortBy=&documentId=GALE%7CCX3407707786&windowstate=normal&activityType=&failOverType=&commentary=&source=Bookmark&u=caro78187&jsid=dd8796589e6bbcffcceba448077b8ac4. Accessed 21 Nov. 2016.

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