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The Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives is the oldest and most important in Jerusalem. The burials on the Mount of Olives began about 3,000 years ago in the First Temple period, and continue to this day. The cemetery contains about 150,000 tombs from different eras, including those of famous personages of Jewish history.

In the 19th century, Jewish cemeteries in Jerusalem were given special significance as they were their last meeting place for believers not only in Jerusalem, but also Jews from all over the world. Over the years, many Jews in their old age came to Jerusalem to live the rest of their lives there and to be buried in what they regard as their “sacred” ground.

Many Jews believe that when the Messiah comes to earth and passes over a white colt, the dead will rise from their graves and walk to the holy temple in the Old City of Jerusalem. From the cemetery to the Wailing Wall there are only a few hundred meters. In the image you can see in the background the Esplanade of the Mosques, the Dome of the Rock and the wall that supports the Wall. You can also see the caravan of parked coaches, which can not enter the Old City.

Everyone in that cemetery is buried with their feet toward the Temple Mount so that when they resurrect they do not even have to turn around. No one is going to get confused on the road.

It is impressive the absence of flowers, which are considered ephemeral and vain, and the abundant presence of stones on the surfaces of tombstones, which recall the eternal and immutable God and man.

The price of a tomb in the Mount of Olives is about $ 25,000, which covers from a ceremony next to the tomb of about 15 minutes to the shroud and a plot of 1.2 meters deep and 60 centimeters Wide. But today, there is almost no space.

Grracias and happy night.

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