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Jewish Quarter of the "Old City" section of Jerusalem

The Jewish quarter in the south-east sector of the Old City comprises some 2,282 residents.  It was badly damaged by the Arabs in the seige of 1947-48.  Restoration began after the conquest of the Old City in 1967. Archaeologists brought to light remains from all the major periods of Jerusalem history.  Many remains can be seen beneath the new buildings. The Western Wall of the Temple Mount adjoining the Jewish Quarter is the most sacred spot for Jews.  For centuries this section was called the Wailing Wall where Jews came to pray and lament the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 AD.    See also | Muslim Quarter | Christian Quarter | Armenian Quarter |

Replica of the Menorah which once stood in the ancient Jewish Temple 

The Jewish Quarter was rebuilt after the war of 1967

View of Dung Gate which leads into the Jewish Quarter and the southeast corner of the Temple Mount and Mount of Olives in background

See also | Muslim Quarter | Christian Quarter | Armenian Quarter |

Jewish children return from school to prepare for Shabat

A Jewish woman recites her prays at the Western Wall

Jewish men rush to prepare for midafternoon prayers at the Wall

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they prosper who love you! Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!” For my brethren and companions’ sake I will say, “Peace be within you!” For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.    - Psalm 122:6-9

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!  Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you,
 if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!.  - Psalm 137:5

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