Daily Israel Report

Bird's-Eye View Connects Visitors to Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva joins Mayor Barkat for a unique activity at 60 meters above Mount Scopus.
By Arutz Sheva
First Publish: 5/13/2013, 3:17 PM

The Beit Orot yeshiva on the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) carried out a unique and inspiring activity on Jerusalem Day. It erected a 60 meter high platform in the sky above Mount Scopus, affording visitors a bird's eye view of the capital.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat ascended the platform and chose to descend from it the scary way, by dangling from a wire.

Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski was on the platform as well, and he sent these reports.

Beit Orot represents the first living Jewish presence in two millennia on Har Hazeitim, the Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem. The Irving Moskowitz Yeshiva & Campus, a hesder yeshiva, is the nucleus of a new Jewish neighborhood on the strategically crucial northern ridge of Har Hazeitim.

"By virtue of its location and philosophy," its website says, "Beit Orot is at once defending the sacred traditions of our nation, the physical security of Eretz Yisrael and the integrity of Yerushalayim as the undivided capital of Israel and the Jewish people."