Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
—[Old City of Jerusalem] —
Jewish tradition teaches that the Temple
Mount is the focal point of Creation.
In the center of the mountain lies the
“Foundation Stone” of the world.
Here Adam came into being.
Here Abraham, Isaac and Jacob served God.
The First and Second Temples were built
upon this mountain.
The Ark of the Covenant was set upon the
Foundation Stone itself.
Jerusalem was chosen by God as the dwelling
place of the Shechinah.
David longed to build the Temple, and
Solomon, his son, built the First Temple here
about 3000 years ago.
It was destroyed by Nevuchadnezzar
The Second Temple was rebuilt on its ruins
seventy years later.
It as razed by the Roman legions
over 1900 years ago.
The present Western Wall before you is a
remnant of the western Temple Mount
Jews have prayed in its shadow
for hundreds of years, an expression of their
faith in the rebuilding of the Temple.
The Sages said about it: “The Divine Presence
never moves from the Western Wall.”
The Temple Mount continues to be the focus
of prayer for Jews from all over the world.
“My House is a House of Prayer for all
Erected by The Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
Location. 31° 46.6′ N, 35° 14.05′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Batei Mahase just north of Derech HaOfel. Touch for map. Marker is in the Western Wall Plaza which is in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem near the Dung Gate.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ritual Baths and Water Conduits (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Double Gate Monumental Stairs and Observation Plaza (about 210 meters away); Beit Hatzofeh Lookout (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Large Stone Structure (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Royal Quarter (Area G) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Burnt Room and the House of the Bullae (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The House of Ahiel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Absalom's Tomb (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
Also see . . .
1. Western Wall. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Temple Mount. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Old City: Christian Quarter. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Wailing Wall; Holiest place in Judaism; Mount Moriah; Islam; Old City of Jerusalem; Jewish Quarter; Muslim [Moslem] Quarter; Isra and Mi'raj; Christian Quarter; Holy Sepulcre; UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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