The city of Jerusalem is unlike any place I’ve ever been. The layers of history run deep in this city, and it’s hard to fully appreciate it all in just two days. It is a place where history and religious stories come alive, and it is a nexus of religions and cultures. There are Jews, Muslims, Christians, and representatives from many other religions and orders in this holy city.
There was so much information and there were so many sights and sites, that I’m still trying to take it all in. I saw The Temple on the Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I went to the Yad Vashem and their Holocaust museum, saw the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Israel Museum, and stayed in a hotel with a view of Mt Zion.
Besides all the history and religion, Jerusalem is a lively and inviting city. There are hectic markets where locals rush to buy their groceries before the Sabbath, and there are bars and clubs and cafes full of young people.
This blog does no justice to the city, or to my experiences therein. I’ll have to revisit this at another time and try to do it justice.