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
       
     
 Muslim Quarter
       
     
 Shabbat Day
       
     
 The Western Wall
       
     
 Jewish-American lady looks across the fence that separate the Western Wall
       
     
 Jewish Quarter
       
     
 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.
       
     
 View of the Old City from the Mount of Olives
       
     

View of the Old City from the Mount of Olives

 Palestinian kids in the Muslim Quarter
       
     

Palestinian kids in the Muslim Quarter

 Jewish man on his way to the Western Wall
       
     

Jewish man on his way to the Western Wall

 Soldiers patrol the old city at night
       
     

Soldiers patrol the old city at night

 Muslim Quarter
       
     

Muslim Quarter

 Shabbat Day
       
     

Shabbat Day

 The Western Wall
       
     

The Western Wall

 Jewish-American lady looks across the fence that separate the Western Wall
       
     

Jewish-American lady looks across the fence that separate the Western Wall

 Jewish Quarter
       
     

Jewish Quarter

 Jewish Orthodox praying by the Western Wall
       
     

Jewish Orthodox praying by the Western Wall

  Then Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall   and prayed    unto the LORD
       
     

Then Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall and prayed  unto the LORD

 Swaying in Prayer
       
     

Swaying in Prayer

 Praying the Scriptures
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

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.”
       
     

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.   
       
     

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. 
       
     

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
       
     

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian live in the Old City

 Priest's blessing in the Armenian Quarter
       
     

Priest's blessing in the Armenian Quarter

  The mosaic of Anointing scene over Stone of Anointing in Church of the Holy
       
     

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.
       
     

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 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.
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

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.