Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

A Partnership between the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, & USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Jewish Heritage



Jewish Religious Sites
  • Eretz Yisrael: the land of Israel In the Torah, the idea for a Land of Israel is born in tandem with the idea for a People of Israel. God's covenant with Abraham includes a promise that Abraham's descendants will inherit the area from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates
  • Jerusalem in Judaism Since the 10th century BCE Jerusalem in Judaism has been the holiest city, focus and spiritual center of the Jewish people
  • Temple Mount The Temple Mount (Hebrew: Har haBáyit) or Noble Sanctuary (Arabic: Haram esh-Sharif) is a elevated plateau in the Old City of Jerusalem rich with history and religious importance
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