western wall

notes shoved into cracks in the Western Wall

Old City Poems

I confess to writing poetry instead of listening to the tour guide. This was the result! … Read More

When is the Priestly Blessing on Passover and Sukkot in Jerusalem

Twice a year, during the intermediate days of Passover and again on Sukkot, masses of people descend on the Western Wall plaza to be blessed simultaneously by hundreds of priests, Cohanim. Here’s the formula so you’ll always know which day it’s on. … Read More

Jerusalem Old City Day Tour

Navel of the World In Jewish tradition the Old City of Jerusalem is the center of the universe, the ‘navel of the world’ where God touched creation and everything began. So much attention, faith, hope and intensity focuses on this … Read More