Category Archives: Christianity

If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem (Psalms 137)

A majority of tourists and locals have a good idea what they want to see when they go to Jerusalem’s Old City. Most of them don’t think twice about the fact that it is divided into sections or “quarters”. Today’s … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Full

July has arrived and with it the Hebrew month of Av. Traditionally thought of as a gloomy period because the first nine days are spent in mourning recalling the destruction of two temples, culminating with a 25 hour fast, I … Continue reading

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“If you hear that Caesarea and Jerusalem are both in ruins or that both are flourishing peacefully, do not believe it. Believe only a report that Caesarea is in ruins and Jerusalem is flourishing or that Jerusalem is in ruins and Caesarea is flourishing”. Talmud, Tractate Megilla 6a.

I am often asked where I most like to guide outside Jerusalem. With a country so varied and beautiful as Israel, it is not an easy question to answer, but undoubtedly one of my favourite spots is Caesarea and its surroundings. … Continue reading

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