Captioning the photo of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as the third-holiest site in Islam rather than the holiest site in Judaism -- so holy that many Jews believe one should not walk there for fear of walking on the area known as the Holy of Holies -- is like the sports section during the Olympics telling us about the bronze medal winners and not the gold ["Holy, treasured," Travel, March 16]!

The Western Wall where Jews pray is, as the story mentions, a retaining wall of the Temple Mount, and the closest Jews can be to the site of the First and Second Temples.

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Alison Bermant, East Norwich

Editor's note: The writer is general manager of The Best of Israel Travel in Syosset.