Sunday, August 1, 2010

Today I went to what the Jews call the Temple Mount because the temple was located on top of this base.  But now the Moslems have their Dome of the Rock.  The Dome is a shrine built over the rock on which Abraham was preparing to kill his son Isaac as a sacrifice to God.  This also the place where they say Mohhamed was taken up into heaven.  So this site is sacred to Christians, Jews & Moslems.  Also there is one of the largest Mosques next to the Shrine.  The temple area had to be huge if it had all this space.  Non-Moslems are not allowed in the Shrine becasue Ariel Sharon ( a former Prime Minister of Israel) stormed into it during prayer time.  So they have limited times that we can visit.  It was worth it to go and visit the site.  Here are a few pictures of the Dome and the area around it.