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  • 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...

  • 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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