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Mount Herzl Cemetery

  • Mount Herzl, Jerusalem
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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 424 traveler reviews
No soldier left behind
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 13, 2022

No Jewish soldier is ever abandoned on the battlefield, they are rescued and buried in Mt Herzl National Cemetery. More than 20,000 young men and women have died fighting for their country, most hardly out of high school, a heavy toll for a small nation. One person said to me "how long must we...

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No Jewish soldier is ever abandoned on the battlefield, they are rescued and buried in Mt Herzl National Cemetery. More than 20,000 young men and women have died fighting for their country, most hardly out of high school, a heavy toll for a small nation. One person said to me "how long must we go on fighting?" Another friend said, "How long do you want to go on living?"

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The national military cemetery of Israel
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 30, 2022

PROS • Iconic and large Israeli memorial location • A major tourist attraction • Israeli national monument • Final resting place of national founders and leaders • Final resting places of Jewish and Israeli heroes- hundreds if not thousands of 29 year old (and younger- see my photos) • Scene of Israeli national commemorations and ceremonies • Beautiful manicured gardens • Quiet...

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PROS • Iconic and large Israeli memorial location • A major tourist attraction • Israeli national monument • Final resting place of national founders and leaders • Final resting places of Jewish and Israeli heroes- hundreds if not thousands of 29 year old (and younger- see my photos) • Scene of Israeli national commemorations and ceremonies • Beautiful manicured gardens • Quiet and serene • Learn about Jewish martyrs and heroes outside Israel CONS • Vast, complex design and large • Lots off walking and steps • Sobering • Needs a travel guide MY EXPERIENCE “I visited this place” on the annual Israel Memorial Day. It was very very crowded- tens of thousands of Israelis and families of the fallen make an annual pilgrimage on this day to unite again with and honor the fallen heroes. It was instructive and inspiring to see how they honored the memory and sat in quiet solitude or shared stories and words of comfort and inclusion and strength. I learned about Jews who served in the two World Wars and about the sacrifices and losses of Ethiopian Jews in their noble steps to reach this Holy Land. I did not visit the area of national founders and leaders- that fired less for me than seeing rows and rows and rows and rows of final resting place of 19 year old boys. MY TIP Go with a guide

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Moving
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 9, 2021

Must must visit if you are in Jerusalem! It's an important place to feel israel's history.n I recommend walking through the soldiers graves and reading what's written about each one.