View of the Old City from the Mount of Olives
Palestinian kids in the Muslim Quarter
Jewish man on his way to the Western Wall
Soldiers patrol the old city at night
The Western Wall
Jewish-American lady looks across the fence that separate the Western Wall
Jewish Orthodox praying by the Western Wall
Then Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall and prayed unto the LORD
Swaying in Prayer
Praying the Scriptures
The Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though it is not the holiest site in the Jewish faith, which lies behind it.
Orthodox Jews believe that women should be separated from men during prayer. So, Jewish women are expected to pray at a specific area of the wall without Torahs.
The Torah is Judaism’s most important text. It is composed of the Five Books of Moses and the word “Torah” means “to teach.”
In Judaism, Prayer takes a central role. Jewish Prayers take place in all Orthodox Jews Synagogues three times a day. In the early morning hours, at noon and in the evening, Jews will gather to pray.
At its core is the Old City, a maze of narrow alleyways and historic architecture that characterises its four quarters - Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian.
Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian live in the Old City
Priest's blessing in the Armenian Quarter
The mosaic of Anointing scene over Stone of Anointing in Church of the Holy
Kneeling pilgrim kiss the Stone of Anointing with great reverence, although this is not the stone on which Christ’s body was anointed. This devotion is recorded only since the 12th century. The present stone dates from 1810.
The Armenian Quarter is the most intriguing and the most peaceful corner of the Old City.
The Moslem Quarter is home to roughly two thirds of the Old City's residents, it is the largest and most populous quarter of the four quarters.
A Palestinian boy plays with a toy gun in an alleyway in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's.
Israeli soldiers stand guard every hundred or so feet near the old city. While the Israeli authorities say the increased security in Jerusalem is necessary to stop the attacks, Palestinians say it is collective punishment and will only raise tensions further.