August 17, 2016 - I start my journey on a flight from the DFW International Airport to Jerusalem in Israel to see the original Temple Mount and to see the Western Wall. I will also be visiting a synagogue in Israel. The Western Wall is the last remaining wall of the 2nd Temple. It is located on the Temple Mount where the Dome of the Rock sits today. It is upheld by the Jewish community and is the last site left of the ancient temple.
Here is the Western Wall.
August 19, 2016 - Today I visited the Synagogue in Jerusalem, the Belz Great Synagogue. It is huge, the main worship center can accommodate for 10,000 people. All the seats are wooden benches like a traditional catholic church pews.
August 23, 2016 - I traveled to The Dome of the Rock today. I was not allowed in until 1:30 and could only stay 'till 2:30 because I am not a Muslim. I could only see the outside as the inside is reserved for the Islamic community only, but a friend I met in Israel who was Muslim went in and took some pictures for me, it is pretty cool with this thing called a foundation stone which the Jewish believe is the holiest of holiest place wherever that rock is. The gold on the top is very bright and beautiful. There is also a Mosque inside which the Muslims use to worship their god.
This is the foundation Rock which is known to be the holiest of holiest.
August 29, 2016 - Today I went to Mecca!! It is in Saudi Arabia and is the most sacred place for all Muslims. All Muslims that can afford it are required to go as the five pillars state it. Muslims also must pray in the direction Ka'ba. I am not allowed to enter there is a road block and I couldn't get in but I got to go. Here are some pictures that another Muslim friend took for me awhile back.
September 4, 2016 - I headed back to Israel to explore the Christian Religion and I went to many church services and walked to places that the god they worshiped, Jesus and God, went to. I went to the Jordan River where in the bible it says that Christ was baptized there and watched people get baptized. I also visited the mount of olives which is believed that Jesus went to pray there before he was crucified. I also saw the Mount of Olives burial site where many Christians and Jews are buried because when Jesus comes back to earth he is going to enter through the golden gate and that is where it is believed to be.
This is the grave site with over 150,000 graves