The Jewish quarter in the south-east sector of the Old
City comprises some 2,282 residents. It was badly damaged by the
Arabs in the seige of 1947-48. Restoration began after the conquest
of the Old City in 1967. Archaeologists brought to light remains from all
the major periods of Jerusalem history. Many remains can be seen
beneath the new buildings. The Western Wall of the Temple Mount adjoining
the Jewish Quarter is the most sacred spot for Jews. For centuries
this section was called the Wailing Wall where Jews came to pray and lament
the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 AD.
See also | Muslim Quarter | Christian
Quarter | Armenian Quarter |
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they prosper who love you! Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!” For my brethren and companions’ sake I will say, “Peace be within you!” For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good. - Psalm 122:6-9
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you,