Thursday, 28 June 2012

Postcard Friendship Friday 073: Jerusalem, the Holy Land

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After more than three long weeks of being offline, I'm slowly getting back into the blogging groove again. Is it just me, but, those three weeks fell like eternity without the Internet.

As my comeback entry to Postcard Friendship Friday, I'm featuring this:
 
Jerusalem is a spiritual centre, holy to three religious faiths - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I'm waiting for my chance to get a glimpse, with my own two eyes, of what's inside this ancient walled city.

Jerusalem, the capital of the state of Israel (not recognised internationally), is the oldest, most significant, and holiest of all holy cities/lands in the world.

Although with a long, troubled history, the little girl in me knows Jerusalem as the land of Jesus, a land that I read only about  in the Holy Bible... and to visit and see it in person must  be an unbelievable experience!
In no other single place can you find such a concentration of sites sacred to not just one, but three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This compact ancient city, surrounded by a 465-year old wall, and home to one that is among the holiest of Jewish sites, never fails to amaze visitors with the extraordinary religious history contained – and very much alive – within. - About.com Guide to Israel

It's a dream of mine to visit Israel in the future, Jerusalem especially. I was raised a Catholic and, although I'm not really a church-goer or religious, I have this fascination towards places of historical significance.

דאנק איר, מיריאַם.

Thank you, Miriam.

3 comments:

  1. Visiting Jerusalem has always been a dream ...

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  2. It must be a most amazing place with such a concentration of sacred places.

    Three weeks without the internet - unimaginable! I couldn't cope with that. :)

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  3. I'm sure your eyes will behold a tremendous feast when you get to see behind those walls.

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