Olive harvesting (masik in Hebrew) is a festive time when families and friends pack a picnic and head off to the Galilee or southern Golan Heights region, where many of Israel’s olive groves are located. However, they are located everywhere in Israel, including the Holy City of Jerusalem.
The Eastern Gate of Jerusalem is also called the Golden Gate or the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:2). In Hebrew, it is Sha’ar Harahamim, the “Gate of Mercy.” It is currently the oldest gate in the Old City, having been constructed in the 6th or 7th century AD. Also, it is the gate that gives the most direct access to the temple mount.