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What Are The Holiest places In Jerusalem?

What Are The Holiest places In Jerusalem?

What Are The Holiest places In Jerusalem?

Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. People who believe in the Judaism are known as Jews. Today, Jewish people are living all over the world. In the United States, there are many well-known personalities living, one of them is Ari Afilalo. He is a renowned professor who has a good command over the international trade laws. He is a Shepherd Jew. In this blog, we will discuss cities which are believed by the Jewish as “The Holiest.”  There are mainly four cities which are considered as holy. These are Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed, and Tiberias. We have highlighted some of the important information among these four cities.

 

Jerusalem- Jewish Spiritual Center for Millennia- It is the first holiest city of the Jewish people since tenth century BCE. In this long history, the Jerusalem has seen bad and good times. The place has been destroyed two times, attacked 52 times, conquered or recaptured 44 times and besieged 23 times.  The walls of the city were built by the Turks in 1538. Jerusalem includes all important branches of the building used by the Israeli government. The residences of the Prime Minister and the President, the Supreme Court, the Knesset (parliament of Israel), and the Bank of Israel. The Kotel (the Western Wall) is one of the most popular places of Jerusalem. It is also said that some of the halachic laws are only applied in Jerusalem.

 

Hebron- This place is a place where most of the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs are buried such as- Sara, Isaac, Abraham, Leah, Rebecca, and Jacob. It is considered as the second holiest city for the Jewish. It is important to mention here that it is the city which was bought by the Abraham from the Hittites whereas, Jerusalem was bought by King David from the Jebusites. Before Jerusalem, the Hebron was the capital of Jewish.

 

Tzfat- Tzfat is also named as Safed. It also regarded as a holy city after the introduction of the Jews following the exile from Spain in 1492. This place is also known as for burial issues as many popular personalities and holy rabbis are buried in this place. The graves are one of the reasons of pilgrimage, such as Isaac Luria, Rabbis Hayyim Vital, Moshe Alshich, Joseph Karo and Shlomo Alkabetz, among others.

 

Tiberius- Tiberius is the place where the Talmud is composed by the rabbis. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the place grew as a huge hub of Jewish education. To know more about Jewish culture or places, click here.