Old City Jaunt

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On the second day of spring, the weather did not disappoint in Jerusalem. Bright and sunny… warm and with a refreshing breeze every now and then… It was the perfect day for an Old City jaunt. 

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We settled into our hotel and headed out for the Jaffa Gate. Just inside the archway is a bagela stand, so we enjoyed fresh bagelas with hyssop. They are amazing.

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Bagelas are Israeli bagels, but they taste nothing like a bagel–rather like fresh bread topped with toasted sesame seeds.

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Through the Arab market…

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How I longed to stop for fresh pomegranate juice, but we didn’t…

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Pass a mosque…

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And an Orthodox church in the Christian quarter…

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On to the Western Wall…

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With the convergence of three major religions in the world here in Jerusalem, you can imagine the atmosphere. Then throw in some tension because of terrorism, and you have quite a mix. 

Still this is the City of our God and King… the Holy City… the habitation of God… there is no place on earth like it.

After a jaunt in the Holy City, my prayers for peace increase. 

We fell into bed exhausted… our cups overflowing…


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