Hasidic Jews at Mt of Olives grave, tb012603214

Hasidic Jews visit the Mount of Olives cemetery. Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com.

According to reporter Rick Westhead, “For the past 3,000 years, Jewish families have been bringing their dead to the Mount of Olives cemetery.” The result of this historic connection to the Mount of Olives has not only been a lot of political and theological tensions, it has also pushed the plot of land to its limits. The cemetery over which most tourists get an overview of the Old City of Jerusalem is almost at capacity. Read the full article for some interesting facts and fables about this unique cemetery.