Walk up, look down

View old and new Jerusalem from one of its many observation points.

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January 10, 2013 13:21
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mount zion 521. (photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)

 
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“And [God]... said to [Abraham], ‘Take your son... and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about....Abraham got up and saddled his donkey... [and]... set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.” – Genesis 22:1-4

The mountain range from which Abraham may first have glimpsed Mount Moriah is the site of a spectacular promenade today with breathtaking panoramic views. Financed largely by the Sherover and Haas families in the 1980s, it is one of several observation points that offer striking views of Jerusalem.

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