The Temple Mount - the holiest place for the Jewish People. When Jews pray towards Jerusalem, they are praying to the place where the Temples stood. The 1st and 2nd Temple stood in Jerusalem for a combined 830 years. The High Priest entered the Holy of Holies in the Temple which was located on the Temple Mount. Yes, this was 2,00 years ago. However, the Jewish people remain steadfast in their prayers. Jerusalem is always the heart of everything.