The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives

3 hours

Family Adults

Level of difficulty: Easy - Medium

The tour is intended for groups and requires advanced reservations with the reservation center – 077-9966726

For generations, the Mount of Olives has served as a burial site for the Jews of Jerusalem, who have always been careful to separate between the city of the living and the city of the dead.

The deep valley between the city and the mountain (the Kidron Valley and at its north, the Valley of Jehoshaphat) creates an actual divider between the city and the ancient cemetery. Tens of thousands of tombstones that cover the Mount of Olives testify to the deep, ancient connection between the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem and clarify the longstanding Jewish belief that the Mount of Olives will have a special place of honor at the resurrection of the dead and on the day of judgment.

Among the tombstones of people of wisdom, vision and deeds, residents of the Jewish settlement, the story of the city is woven. A walk along the paths of the cemetery invites us to encounter the important figures of Jerusalem’s past, and this encounter enables us to get to know the city through the figures whose stories are an inseparable part of the city’s history.

This is an opportunity to get to know the deeds of outstanding figures such as: Henrietta Szold, S.Y. Agnon, Shmulik Kaufman, Pinchas Rotenberg, and others whose graves we will visit on the tour and whose stories we will tell.

Tour sites: The graves of the author S.Y. Agnon, Henrietta Szold, Pinchas Rotenberg, HaRav Kook, mass graves, graves of leaders, pioneers, poets, scholars and more.

 

  • The tour must be booked in advance with the reservations center.
  • Cost: 600 NIS per group
  • Meeting point: Rehavam observation point, Navigate with Google Maps
  • End point: Mount of Olives information center

For more information, contact the reservations center: 077-9966726

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  • Navigate with Google Maps to the Rehavam observation point.

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  • The tour is designed for organized groups only
  • Tours must be arranged with the reservations center at least eight work days in advance
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The tour includes visiting the cemetery

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The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives

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