Jerusalem Har Hazeitim – Mount of Olives

Har Hazeitim – The Mount of Olives Cemetery

Har Hazeitim is located in the Old City Of Jerusalem facing the Har Habayit and the Kotel Hamaravi. There are various sections of Har Hazeitim. You can see the locations on the map below. Many great Rabbis over the years have been buried here.

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There are an estimated 150,000 graves on the Mount, including tombs traditionally associated with Zechariah and Avshalom (Absalom). Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar, author of Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh, is also buried there
The Mount of Olives is first mentioned in connection with David’s flight from Absalom (II Samuel 15:30): “And David went up by the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went up.”
Chazal tell us that the Resurrection of the Dead will start from Har Hazeitim.
Prophets that are buried there
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi
  • Chagai
  • Chuldah

Notable Rabbis that are Buried In Har Hazeitim – The Mount of Olives 

  • Rav Chaim ibn Attar, the Ohr Hachaim
  • Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin, Rabbi in Brisk and Jerusalem
  • Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein, Rosh Yeshiva Slabodka, Lithuania
  • Rav Moshe Halberstam, Rosh Yeshiva Tschakava
  • Rav Yitzchok Hutner, rosh yeshivas Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, New York
  • Rabbi Dr. Lord Immanuel Jacobovits, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, 1967-1991
  • Rav Aryeh Kaplan, American Orthodox Rabbi and author
  • Rav Avidgor Miller, American Orthodox Rabbi, author and lecturer
  • Nahmanides, the Ramban
  • Obadiah ben Abraham, the Bartenura
  • Rav Yechezkel Sarna, Rosh Yeshiva Slabodka/Chevron
  • Rav Sholom Schwadron, the “Maggid of Jerusalem”
  • Rav Shalom Sharabi, the Rashash
  • Rav Yaakov Chaim Sofer, the Kaf Hachaim
  • Rav Pesach Stein, Rosh Yeshiva Telz, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Rav Yitzchok Yaakov Weiss, head of the Edah HaChareidis, Jerusalem

PLUS MANY MORE GREAT RABBANIM