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Next Week in Jerusalem
Leah Hakimian

May 21, 2012

According to tradition, King David died on Shavuot, which will be observed next week throughout the Jewish world.   With this in mind, the custom has grown of visiting Mount Zion on Shavuot and praying at King David’s Tomb.

 

Christian visitors also flock to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room,” where Jesus ate the Last Supper with his disciples.

 

For more information about King David's Tomb, click here.

Last Week in Jerusalem

Ammunition Hill is the national memorial for the 182 soldiers who gave their lives to free Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.  It was the capture of this hill on June 6, 1967 that made it possible for the Israeli soldiers to forge ahead into the OldCity and eventually allow the paratroopers to enter the Old City of Jerusalem.

 

At the time of the battle, the hill was a police academy post, built by the British, and was under the control of the Jordanian Arab Legion. Visitors can walk the trenches and learn about the historic battle in an underground museum.

 

For more information, visit the official website of Ammunition Hill.

For the location of Ammunition Hill, click here