Hotel Ramat Rachel
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... but our bodies need it to. John and I have been on the go for 5 days. So I had a sleep in the afternoon. We met up for tea, now in our room again. I'm really sorry I haven't been able to put photos on much, I still can't get the machines to read each other.
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Today we toured the Old City in Jerusalem, where the
Christian sites were. We got to see the western wall (or wailing wall) and
walked through the stations of the cross (the path Jesus walked when he was
crucified). We also got to see the room where the last supper was held and went
to the Holy Church of the Sepulcher, a church that was built over the site where
Jesus was crucified. Again it is hard to describe how crazy this was. We were
such a big ...
... Behind us was an Orthodox Jew who comes to this spot to pray a few times a week because it is the closest he can get to the most sacred place in Jewish history?
Mt Moriah is where the binding of Issac took place. It also, coincidentally, is where Mohammad ascended to heaven, and the Dome of the Rock is built on it, so both religions feel a reverent and unwavering claim to the same place. Despite the quiet, that tension ...
... a new religious fervour and if anything my time seeing religious sites or archaelogical ruins has relied on 95% imagination to complete the picture. I was almost expecting to come across a shrine which was originally Jesus' favourite bar or the exact spot where he first learned to tie his laces. Going to the Mosque of the Church of the Ascension (a mosque had been placed over the original Christian church), a group of us huddled around a small, A3 ...
... moving you from side to side of the central 'tunnel’, and gradually bringing you to dramatic displays of the concentration camp of Auschwitz. It would take you hours if you were to watch all the video clips that are running. It is quite a draining experience, but to come out into the light, and realise that Israel is free, and a land in its own right is refreshing. It is the will of God.
When we met up ...