Mount Herzl National Cemetery

Mount Herzl National Cemetery

Mount Herzl National Cemetery
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This memorial park and cemetery is the final resting place of Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, and other noted leaders including Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol and Yitzhak Rabin.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,338 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Family
Mount Herzl is a national cemetery for the State of Israel. It is located near Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial. Mount Herzl is the resting place of those who have fallen in the line of duty, including Jews, Druze, Muslims and Christians. Traditionally, Jewish burials take place within 24 hours of passing. No other memorial testifies to the determination of the Jewish people to defend their homeland.
Written 21 October 2023
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Sandy E
Rochester, NY80 contributions
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May 2023
This cemetery is beautiful, and includes memorials to Theodore Herzl, as well as dignitaries like Simon Peres, Golda Meir, and Yitzhak Rabin. It is a quiet, beautiful, and reflective place. The cemetery is a short walk on the "connecting path" from Yad Vashem and would be a great addition to any visit to this must-be-visited holocaust memorial.
Written 14 June 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,327 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Couples
After our very poignant experience at Yad Vashem, we went to the nearby Mount Herzl cemetery. We slowly walked for 2 hours there paying tribute to Golda Meir, Izhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, the IDF fighters perished in the Independence, the Six Days and the Yom Kippur Wars, and after...

The photos of very young IDF soldiers in the plots of the fallen in the wars and fights against terrorism after the Yom Kippur War brought me to tears They were twenty year olds when they were killed, several girls among them… Their graves are covered with books they liked, photos of their happy days spent on the beaches of Tel Aviv, pictures of their pets, even of beer bottles… They were never able to enjoy their studies, hobbies, friends, love… They will stay in my memory forever.

So many heroes sacrificed their lives to protect the State of Israel. En Brera (no choice) was their driving force - they had to save Israel for all the Jews of the world and they did it with honor and distinction. Hats off to them…
Written 15 April 2023
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,900 contributions
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Mar 2023
Must see - tombs of leaders such as Hertzl, Golda Meier, martyrs such as Hannah Sennesh - people who helped create Israel. Deeply moving. Located directly above Yad Vashem. Very powerful symbolism and very moving place
Written 11 April 2023
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flyingwish
Westminster, MD167 contributions
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Dec 2022
We visited this cemetery on our guided tour and learned new things about the graves and burial rites at this place.
Written 4 January 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,338 contributions
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Oct 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 go on fighting?" Another friend said, "How long do you want to go on living?"
Written 13 November 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
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
Written 30 May 2022
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Ariella
New York City, NY20 contributions
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Nov 2020 • Friends
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.
Written 9 January 2021
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The Spanglish Guy
Miami, FL267 contributions
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Jan 2020
In this Park/National Cemetery is located Hetzl monument and ALL israeli soldiers that have given their lifes in all wars.
I think it's important to see it and understand the sacrifice of the Jewish people for their own country.
Written 15 December 2020
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Sunshine34500
West Orange, NJ2,212 contributions
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Dec 2019
Best viewing with an experienced tour guide. So many famous politicians, writers, activists , presidents and so forth are resting here. Golda Meir stone is beautiful. Landscaped in the most artistic manor, under sweeping trees, flowers- using stones and lights. Also many military personal resting here as well. Very soulful afternoon. Plan to spend 1-3 hours or how interested you are in in viewing this.
Written 11 March 2020
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