I now wrap up my trip by going back to the city of Jerusalem, but this time to learn more about Judaism. The followers of Judaism are called Jews. The Jews were the first people to develop the idea of monotheism.
A sacred site of Judaism is the Western wall, which is in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is holy because of its connection to the Temple Mount. It is the holiest place where Jew are allowed to pray, however, the holiest site in Judaism is behind it.
YHWH is pronounced as "Yahweh"
The Jewish people worship the god YHWH, which is their sacred name of God, which was revealed to the prophet Moses in the Torah. The God is a combination of the past, present, and future tense of the word 'howa' which means "to be".
A menorah, holding up candles.
During the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, Jew fill the menorah with nine candles, each representing one day of Hanukkah. The center candle or the ninth candle is used to light all of the other candles when the day comes to light them. Hanukkah is celebrated as remembrance of the re-dedication of the second Temple in Jerusalem.