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Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
 

Western Wall

Temple Mount

 

[Old City of Jerusalem]

 
Western Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
1. Western Wall Marker
Inscription.
The Divine presence never moves from the Western Wall.

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
of Babylon.
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
retaining walls.
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
"Welcome to the Western Wall Plaza" (one of two duplicate entrance displays) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
2. "Welcome to the Western Wall Plaza" (one of two duplicate entrance displays)
- the English language history panel is on the right with a panel in Hebrew on the left.
Peoples.” Isaiah 56:7

 
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.)
Western Wall Plaza, north end - one of the two welcome displays is visible in the background, l image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
3. Western Wall Plaza, north end - one of the two welcome displays is visible in the background, l
on the wall near the tunnel opening, lower middle.

 
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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Western Wall Plaza looking south image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
4. Western Wall Plaza looking south
Praying at the Western Wall, men's section image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
5. Praying at the Western Wall, men's section
Praying at the women's section image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
6. Praying at the women's section
Entrance to the Western Wall Tunnels image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
7. Entrance to the Western Wall Tunnels
Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount (Heb., <i>Har Habayit</i>; Arabic, <i>Haram esh-Sharif</i>, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
8. Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount (Heb., Har Habayit; Arabic, Haram esh-Sharif,
the Noble Sanctuary) – view from the Mount of Olives, across the Kidron Valley
The Golden Gate, a landmark on the Eastern Wall of the Temple Mount image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
9. The Golden Gate, a landmark on the Eastern Wall of the Temple Mount
... In Jewish tradition, this is the gate through which the Messiah will enter Jerusalem. Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I sealed off the Golden Gate in 1541 to prevent the Messiah's entrance. ... [Wikipedia]
The Temple Mount: The Dome of the Rock - encompassing the Abrahamic "Foundation Stone" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
10. The Temple Mount: The Dome of the Rock - encompassing the Abrahamic "Foundation Stone"
- the peak of Mount Moriah (known also as the "Holy of Holies") since A.D. 691.
The El-Aksa [Al-Aqsa] Mosque on the Temple Mount - the opposite side of the Western Wall image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
11. The El-Aksa [Al-Aqsa] Mosque on the Temple Mount - the opposite side of the Western Wall
Church of the Holy Sepulcre - on Calvary, the site of Christ's crucifixtion and entombment image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
12. Church of the Holy Sepulcre - on Calvary, the site of Christ's crucifixtion and entombment
- in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, west of the Jewish Quarter and the Temple Mount.
 
 
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