Jerusalem is alive with hundreds of famous landmarks within its ancient old walls of Jerusalem. The stunning Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount dominates the view of the city, it is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, and believed by all three of the world's main religions that the Rock is where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son to God in the founding act of Monotheism.
For Jewish prayer there is no other place more imporant then Western Wall, the remains of the temple of Solomon that was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 BC. Jerusalem offers new and old, and at the Jewish Quarter you can visit the Tomb of King David, Mount Zion the site of Jebusite fortress and palace and City of David. Here at the Jewish Quarter you will also find the Sephardic synagogues, the Davidson center, and don’t forget to walk through the Jaffa gate and stop by at the David’s Tower museum. Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish State of Israel, and home to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament building. Here in the new city you can also visit the Israel Museum, and see the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls, and stop at the memorial to the Holocaust Yad Vashem, arguably one of the most inspiring and touching museums in the world.
Just about every step you take and every corner you turn in the Golden City of Jerusalem during your Jewish heritage tour will remind you of the enormous effect it has in the history of the world, and to the Jewish people and faith.
For more information see the Jerusalem municipality website.