Thursday, April 3, 2008

Voyage to Jerusalem

As a part of completing my project I was fortunate enough to travel to Jerusalem the capital of Israel.Located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern tip of the Dead Sea, the city has a history that goes back as far as the 4th millennium BCE, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism and the spiritual center of the Jewish people since the 10th century BC.The city contains a number of significant ancient Christian sites and is widely considered the third-holiest city in Islam.
The jews are a fairly advanced but religious people. Every Friday evening till Saturday evening they practice Sabbath . The term derives from the Hebrew sabbath (שבת), "(to) cease".
The main language spoken is Hebrew.

Also happened to visit Bethlehem( the Land of Jesus ) approximately 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem. It was very special for me to visit the Lord Christ's Birth Place . Palestine people mainly spoke Arabic.
There were some striking contrast between the two neighboring cities. While Israel reflected a sense of well-being Bethlehem was little impoverish....