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      Celebrating Jerusalem Day from Atop the Mount of Olives

      The Beit Orot Yeshiva on the Mount of Olives hosted this week visitors from all walks of life on tours of the area.
      By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
      First Publish: 5/23/2012, 6:53 AM

      The Beit Orot Yeshiva on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem hosted this week, as it does every year on Jerusalem Day, tours of the Mount of Olives.

      Thousands of people, who wish to get excited about Jerusalem’s breathtaking landscapes, participate annually in the tours. This year, Beit Orot placed an emphasis on attracting new audiences to take part in the tours, and as such advertised them among the general public and not just among religious communities.

      According to Beit Orot, “The uniqueness of the tours lies in the ability to look at the city and not just from the regular points of view to the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. The uniqueness is in the ability to ascend to the peak of the Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus and, from a height of 750 meters above sea level, to see Jerusalem surrounded by mountains.”

      Those who took part in the tours said that it was an exhilarating feeling to see thousands of people, religious and non-religious, young and old, taking part while singing songs about Jerusalem.