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Eliyahu Alpern Israel Panoramic Photography

Old City of Jerusalem Panorama from Mount of Olives

"The Copper Kotel"

This is a 360 degree image of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, known as the "Kotel" in Hebrew. The Kotel is part of the remnant of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount, on which stood the Holy Temples of the Children of Israel. Jewish Tradition teaches that the Temple Mount, at the center of which is the foundation stone, is the focal point of all creation, the navel of the Universe. It was from this point that the creation of the physical world began. Here, Adam, the first human, came into being, Avraham almost sacrificed his son Yitzchak, and Jacob dreamt of angels ascending and descending to and from the higher worlds. The First and Second Temples were built here and the Ark of the Covenant was placed on the foundation stone, which is actually the peak of Mt Moriah, located in the inner sanctum known as the Kadosh haKedoshim (Holy of Holies).
Jews have prayed at the Kotel for hundreds of years, being the closet point that we could get to the Foundation Stone without going on to the Temple Mount itself. The Temple Mount is the focal point for Jewish prayer from all over the world. The Sages said "The Shechinah (Divine Presence) never moves from the Western Wall.

The name "Copper Kotel" was inspired by the color of the stone at night and the words of the song "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" (Jerusalem of Gold).

This panoramic image was shot in the summer of the year 5761 (2001).


Printed on canvas.

250 x 37 cm : $750

200 x 30 : $650

150 x 22 : $450

100 x 15 : $250

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