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The Second Temple (516 BC – 70 AD)

As the third most important site is Islam (after Mecca and Medina), the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem definitely comes to mind when a lot of people think of Jerusalem.  The entrance is in the Western Wall Plaza, but … Continue reading

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What up, Jesus

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre…the site of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection.  Today I got a chance to wander through the much-smaller-than-the-Muslim-and-Jewish Christian Quarter of the Old City.  Being a few days before Easter, the place was … Continue reading

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The Muslim Quarter and the Western Wall (for a lack of a more creative name)

Wow.  Today was pretty cool.  A group of us explored the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.  Given that is the Jewish holy day, the rest of the city was quiet and relaxed.  The Muslim Quarter, however, was super busy … Continue reading

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