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Praying for Peace

Praying for Peace

and listening to the voices …… Erich Fried     When we were the persecuted I was one of you How can I remain one when you become the persecutors?   Your longing was to become like other nations who murdered you Now you have become like them   You have outlived those who were cruel to you Does their cruelty live on in you now?   You ordered the defeated : ‘Take off your boots’ Like the scapegoat you…

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Israel(8) Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Israel(8) Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians  is a church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem.  The site is venerated as Golgotha  (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. Today it…

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Israel (7) Bethlehem

Israel (7) Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, approximately 8 kilometers  south of Jerusalem, with a population of about 30,000 people.It is the capital of the Bethlehem Governorate of the Palestinian National Authority and a hub of Palestinian culture and tourism. The Hebrew Bible identifies Beit Lehem as the city David was from and the location where he was crowned as the king of Israel. The New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke identify Bethlehem as the birthplace of…

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

        Psalm 122 >> King James Version    I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones…

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Israel (5) Yad Vashem

Israel (5) Yad Vashem

As I look back over my experience of Israel this visit remains fresh and powerfully disturbing.  The Holocaust History Museum A decade in the making, the Holocaust History Museum combines the best of Yad Vashem’s expertise, resources and state-of-the-art exhibits to take Holocaust remembrance well into the 21st century . The Holocaust History Museum occupies over 4,200 square meters, mainly underground. Both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, it presents the story of the Shoah from a unique Jewish perspective, emphasizing the experiences of…

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Israel(4) Desert Places

Israel(4) Desert Places

  The Judean Desert is an area with a special morphological structure along the east of the Judean mountains. It stretches from the northeastern Negev to the east of Beit El, and is marked by terraces with escarpments. It ends in a steep escarpment dropping to the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. The Judean Desert is crossed by numerous wadis from northeast to southeast, and has many deep canyons. Elevation ranges from 1,200 feet in the west to 600…

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Israel (3) The Garden Tomb

Israel (3) The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus. The Garden is owned and administered by The Garden Tomb ( Jerusalem) Association, a Charitable Trust based in the United Kingdom. The Garden Tomb is a quiet place preserved for worship and reflection. Here are some pictures