Jerusalem

I embraced Israel right away by diving straight into the heart of the old city, Jerusalem, and partaking in the Shabbat celebrations at the Western Wall.

Israel Photo Gallery – Jerusalem

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Travelog and interesting stories from Israel published under the Scrolls from the holy land series.

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and is divided into the old city and new city that surrounds it. You could also say it’s divided into Israel and Palestine (East Jerusalem). In any case, Jerusalem is the heart of Israel and the three Abrahamic faiths and this fact is abundantly evident as you traverse alleys in the old city.

There is no parallel I can think of for the Shabbat spectacle at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. It is an immensely powerful spiritual experience and if there is one thing you want to do in Israel, I’d say this is it. The joy of mingling with the crowds, celebrating, dancing, singing, the arrival of Saturday, which is just a day in our calendar, something that seems very menial and routine but has a very profound meaning for the Jewish people, is worth experiencing first hand.

Rest of the Old city is literally littered with religious sites that are found all over the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Koran – be it the site of Jesus’ crucification, Dome of the rock, Temple mount, Western wall, Mt. Zion, etc. to name a few. I can still recall the invigorating feeling of being inside the room of the last supper, and walking the path along the stations of the cross, and climbing to the Dome of the Rock. These represent the holiest of the holy sites in the three Abrahamic religions.

You are here: Photo Gallery » Israel
Travelog and interesting stories from Israel published under the Scrolls from the holy land series.

Author: Priyank

Traveller, musician, blogger, bureaucrat. In that order. I'm very interested in trying new things and my interests are diverse. Food, people, places, technologies - I like them all. Whatever I do, I approach life with optimism and strive to make each day happy and fruitful.

2 responses to “Jerusalem”

  1. Karen Faire says:

    Love your pictures of Jerusalem, particularly the wailing wall. Found them on Bing.com. Would love permission to use them in some manner. I am an artist, and not much of a traveler or photographer, but love computer graphics. Jerusalem holds my heart. Your pictures move me. I hope to incorporate them in some way, if that is ok with you.
    Please let me know if this is agreealbe to you.
    thank you,
    k

    • Priyank says:

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for your message and I’m glad you liked the pictures. Please feel free to use any pictures for your use. If you need a non-watermark, full resolution picture, lemme know and I will be happy to share for a small fee. I’m traveling at the moment, so I will send you an email after I get back.!
      regards,

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