Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jerusalem, the Holiest City on Earth, Went Online With the Launch of

Jerusalem, the Holiest City on Earth, Went Online With the Launch of; Domain Name was Bought for $750,000

/PRNewswire/ -- ( was launched today in Jerusalem. The site seeks to become the virtual gateway to religious, historic and modern-day Jerusalem. It is offering a comprehensive experience of today's vital, fascinating urban center, providing unique religious, social and tourism services and bringing the Jerusalem experience to anyone in the world.

The site contains six hubs which are representing for the first time the many faces Jerusalem has, and offering unique services and information regarding the city. One of the highlighted features the site is offering is the ability to submit vocal prayers that are actually being heard in real speakers overlooking the old city of Jerusalem. The site is reporting that hundreds of prayers have already been submitted from more than 72 different countries the world over.

During the launch, the team has invited the princess Padmaja from Rajistan, India, who has been visiting Jerusalem for the past few days, to post a voice prayer of her own voice and have sent her special prayer to be heard in Jerusalem's old city. The princess's prayer can be listened to here:

Other services includes lighting candles at Jerusalem's holy places, planting olive trees in the city surroundings and exporting the different religious calendars to your outlook.

Another important hub on the site is the tourism & culture channel, which offers the most updated and comprehensive information about modern-day Jerusalem, with full guides for the city hotels, restaurants, events, attractions and more.

Michael Weiss, the site's Founder said at the press conference that he "sees as a site that belongs to every friend of Jerusalem throughout the world who wishes to interact with the city and feels as closest as possible to physical Jerusalem".

Bought for $750,000, is the most expensive domain ever bought in Israel, highlighting the seriousness with which the site's founders have approached the endeavour of representing the city as a place worthy of connecting to.

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