Half Way Highlights

SPOILER ALERT:  This is a long post and kind of a grown up version of “What I Did This Summer.”  So skip over the boring parts and I hope Laura or Bill or Meredith do not grade it.

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Shabbat Shalom

DSCN0463I can’t believe I am in Jerusalem, the holiest city on earth!  For the past couple of weeks, I have been reading a lot to orient myself but it would take years to understand the very complex history of Jerusalem.  Just consider a very few of the things that happened (or allegedly happened, you decide)  in Jerusalem’s Old City, which you can walk across in fifteen minutes:

  • Jesus was tried, convicted, crucified and rose from the dead
  • God created the universe
  • Mohammed ascended to heaven
  • Abraham almost sacrificed his son Isaac
  • King David was buried
  • Solomon  placed the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple

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