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  • Briefs: Palestinians riot near Jerusalem dig; Brandeis threatened with loss of donations

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians Riot Around Jerusalem

    Palestinians rioted at entry points to Jerusalem to protest a ban stemming from previous riots over an Old City dig. Police banned Palestinian males under age 50 from attending Friday prayer services at mosques on the Temple Mount, and extended a...

  • War enhances intensity of Israel trip

    By Daniela Bernstein

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The siren went on for at least a minute. It was a Friday evening in early July 2006, during the war with Hezbollah, and I was sitting on a hill overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, getting ready to welcome in the Shabbat with the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers.

    Unlike the previous...
  • Meditate on Shabbat in the Old City

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Minutes from the Western Wall, brilliant bougainvillea grace the courtyard of an Old City apartment encased in Jerusalem's signature stone. This is where participants in Sarah Yehudit Schneider's women-only meditation retreats symbolically leave the rest of the week behind to...

  • Jerusalem’s Old City Finds Twin in Girona

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    With their narrow passageways and cobblestone streets, picturesque Girona and Jerusalem's Old City share more than just a certain outward appearance.

    As early as the 12th century, artists from this Catalan city portrayed Jerusalem and its Jewish residents in a magnificent tapestry...

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  • Approaching The Millennium

    By Avi Machlis

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Melodic harmonies echo through Dominus Flevit, a small-but-quaint church on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, as a group of 30 Christian Bible scholars and pastors sing "Hallelujah to the Lord," first in English, then Hebrew.

    Built in 1955 on the ruins of an ancient church, the...

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