Jerusalem Meridian Hotel
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... or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan.
The site is venerated as Calvary (Golgotha), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also ...
... other trade for hundreds of years. We hiked to the burial grounds of David Ben Gurion, the founder of Israel. The trees at the site offered some nice respite from the brutal sun. Ben Gurion was a brilliant and often controversial guy, and it was a powerful place to visit. After serving as the founder and first Prime Minister of Israel, he moved into the desert to live near a Kibbutz with a bunch of younger Israelis. He insisted on a burial in the desert instead of ...
... the true evil behind all of it was nearly imperceptible – the "Final Solution" came as a shock because I was so absorbed with the conditions of the Jewish ghettos – could they possibly cross any more boundaries? And yet, cross it they did.
We finished our tour with a beautiful memorial to the 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered in the Holocaust. With the theme that a flickering candle can represent a life that can ...
... this to be the place of Jesus' crucifixion and his tomb. (The anglicans think it is somewhere else). The church has been built, destroyed and rebuilt several times. 7 different denominations occupy different parts of this church - the Greek Orthodox have the largest portion. There have been fights and arguments by the different churches over centuries. The last punch up or brawl occurred in 2008 requiring police to break it up! Saladin (a Muslim) who defeated the 2nd crusade ...
... ascended to heaven. It is also the spot where Abraham is believed to have prepared his son Isaac for sacrifice. Abraham is also an important historical figure in the Muslim belief.
The layers of history for the three religions are amazing!
We then walked to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built around what is believed to be the site of Christ's burial and resurrection, and along the Via Dolorosa--the ancient "Way of ...