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On a hill a few hundred yards east is the district of Abu Tor. From this strategic point Titus launched his assault on Jerusalem in A.D. 70. From the hills there are fine views of the Hinnom valley, Mount Zion and the Old City.
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While the Jewish section of Abu Tor is predominantly secular, the neighborhood has two synagogues - Har Refaim Synagogue for Ashkenazi Jews on Nachshon Street, and Shalom V'Achva Synagogue for Sephardi Jews.
Abu Tor with view of al-Aqsa mosque copyright holder of this work Gilabrand
The Arabic name Abu Tor may be related to the worship of Ba'al, a god who assumed the form of a bull. The official Hebrew name of the neighborhood is Givat Hananya ("Hananya's Hill").
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