Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Today, Bastien and I decided to get back to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  After standing in the line for about a half hour, we were able to go inside.  It was absolutely incredible standing there, at the holiest spot in Christianity.  This morning, we were also fortunate enough to be able to visit the holy sites of Islam and Judaism (the Western Wall and the Mosques on the Temple Mount).  I think having a group of mixed faith not only made the experience far more rewarding in terms of us learning more about them, but also made us appreciate these places on a larger and more personal level.  All of these site visits were led by an Israeli from Jerusalem, who was consistently getting extremely frustrated with practically everything we did.  At first it was intimidating, and then became slightly amusing.  I think  I'd have to say that, apart from the glorious beaches of Tel Aviv, today was my favorite day yet!

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