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Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery

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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nowadays a bit tatty, given the huge religious importance. But compelling for both religious and non-religious.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magnitude of graves and the odd beauty of it all is awe inspiring. To think of the centuries of Jews that have been buried here and the associated history, it certainly puts life in perspective.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 23 August 2018

That was how the cemetery looked to me from afar. We have been crisscrossing this area when we climbed Mount of Olives, then down Palm Sunday road, then going into the Old City. Very different from cemeteries I've known and seen, and the place seemed...More

Thank Leah A
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We have relatives who are buried in Har HaZatim (Mount of Olives). Also, Menachem Begin and his wife, Aliza, are buried there. Many great Rabbeyim are buried there. Be Careful when you go. We happen to go without an armed escort. Others go with armed...More

Thank wsarah2018
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place for a cemetery. The view into the city of Jerusalem is beautiful and it is just so different from cemeteries in the us. The leaving if small stones on the sarcophagus’ is similar to leaving flowers.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Mount of Olives, one of three hills on a long ridge to the east of Jerusalem, is the location of many biblical events

Thank sivalingam2017
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Interesting to tour on our own, knowing little beyond the biblical stories of resurrection and return. But, we took an Arab bus after many fits and starts to find the right one, and enjoyed a mini-tour of the Aab section along our way. We got...More

Thank judith l
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Beautiful to go and see the graves and look at the olive trees and the landscape. It's a gorgeous and meaningful cemetery.

Thank Ariana S
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Mount of olives,A cemetary with many holy people buried. To pray there is to pray at the front door to g-ds house. The view of Jerusalem is beautiful , words cannot describe it . Got to see it, you cannot miss it !!!

Thank Louis B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a must visit site in Jerusalem. Bring a sack lunch, pick a spot to hang out, and enjoy the setting. Pay respects to some of the oldest graves in the city.

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Lidia E
1 January 2018|
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The entry is unmanned, so you can go in. If you know where the graves are then that’s a big plus, because there isn’t anyone there to help you. I hope this helps.