Jerusalem Stone is now commonly used for kitchen countertops

Jerusalem Stone through the years have been symbolically used for structures that express Jewish identity. It is also the material used to construct the Western Wall located near the Temple Mount at the Old City of Jerusalem. It has endured destruction, reconstruction, and extreme weather since its construction in 19 BCE and is still standing high today.

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Nowadays, Jerusalem Stone are no longer exclusively used to denote Jewish identity but are now being used in homes. It has recently gained popularity because of its known durability that can be compared to granite, and its smooth texture that can resemble marble.

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Jerusalem Stone is now commonly used for kitchen countertops because of its earthy hue, but it is not the most ideal material. It is highly porous but high-grade sealant can prevent damaging stains. But being calcareous in nature (chalky), Jerusalem Stone is highly susceptible to acid etching, scratching, and abrasions.