Later patriarchal stories in Genesis are also connected with the site: We see from here that for thousands of years, the Jewish people have always associated Mount Moriah as the place where God's presence can be felt more intensely than any other place on earth.
That is why, for the Jewish people, the Temple Mount is the single holiest place.
Jewish Spiritual Connection to Jerusalem To understand the Jewish connection to Jerusalem we must begin with the Jewish Bible.
From the Jewish perspective, the area of special holiness is Mount Moriah, today known as the Temple Mount.
This connection is still very much alive and well in contemporary Jewish practice: Jewish Historical Connection to Jerusalem The early history of Jerusalem is also rooted in the Bible.