Passover – Easter, 2017


Ari Bussel

 

Ari Bussel, a good Internet Jewish friend, sent a combination Passover/Easter message to me on Easter Sunday. Due to other research opportunities and the holiday itself I did not get to his email until yesterday (4/18/17).

 

A couple of things to think about while reading this.

 

One, marketing has become way too intrinsic with Christian Holy Days in the Western World. These days a Holy Day has been downgraded to a mere secular holiday.

 

Two, there is a truism in this essay. Judaism will exist without Christianity, BUT Christianity would never exist without Judaism. Now that is something to think about for those people who consider themselves in the Christian traditions yet are antisemitic Jew-haters. (Muslims can’t help it. Jew-hatred is encoded in their revered writings whether it is the Quran, Hadith or Sunnah.)

 

JRH 4/19/17

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Passover – Easter, 2017

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent 4/16/2017 5:47 PM

 

upper right hand side:  1937 Passover Haggadah printed in New York (p. 182:  Psalms 118) — lower right hand side:  2001 Passover Haggadah printed in Israel (p. 76 highlighting Jerusalem, the Holy City)

 

A mother walking with two daughters stops me this morning: “Do you know what time the stores open today?  Will they be open at all?”

 

It is Easter Sunday, and we are the only ones on Rodeo Drive, likely the most known street in Beverly Hills and one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the world.

 

Clearly, what is Ari to do?  Without preparation or hesitation, I send them to Church.

 

“It is too early on a Sunday morning,” I say, “but you may want to go up the block.  At the corner is the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, and one block over is the Catholic Church.  Everyone is celebrating Easter, and it is very nice just to walk over there.”

 

The two churches sit atop what we call the Santa Monica Gardens, a wide strip of grass and magnificent trees separating the Business Triangle and the better residential part of the city.  Around the Catholic Church, like any morning, one can see the local homeless people, including one lady in particular with numerous bags and packages.  She had settled at the front steps of what looks like a private residence, and she is talking with herself, waking up the entire neighborhood.

 

Toward the Presbyterian Church, parents with young children are converging on the playground outside.  Everyone is dressed up nicely, in pinks and yellows and other Spring colors.  It is quite different than when we, the Jewish People, go to shul (synagogue).  We are dressed usually in blacks and whites or other very elegant but subdued colors, most appropriate for welcoming the holiness of Shabbat or Chag (the Sabbath or a holiday).

 

Easter.  Even the Farmers’ Market in Beverly Hills, a City predominantly Jewish, is closed.  In neighboring cities, the spirit of the holiday is absent; and this is most regretful.  Can we not survive one day without shopping?

 

Maybe it is simply too early on Sunday, because I expect more people to be at church, much like our own convergence on synagogues for our major holiday, Passover.

 

The two – Passover and Easter – are intertwined.  In fact, much like everything else, Christianity cannot be separated from Judaism.  Exactly a week ago we celebrated the Seder, the special meal at the first night of Passover; otherwise known in Christianity as The Last Supper:  Yeshu of Nazareth (Jesus), a Jewish Rabbi, led the Seder celebration.

 

Whether or not one believes in Jesus as the Son of God, the evidence is clear that He indeed came back to life and remains living to this very day, some two millennia later.  Christianity, along its various streams, is the manifestation of the lasting impact made on humanity, and it is living, changing, advancing, never relenting.

I cannot stop but note that Easter Sunday this year is the same day that we will be celebrating the eve of the last night of Passover.  Leviticus 23:4-8 declares the “appointed seasons of God,” starting in the first (Hebrew) month (of Nissan; Spring, right now), “on the fourteenth day of the month at dusk, is the Lord’s Passover.  And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Feast of the Unleavened Bread unto the Lord, seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread.  In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation, ye shall do no manner of work.  And ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days, in the seventh day is a holy convocation, ye shall do not manner of work.”

 

Much like this past Chanukah and Christmas that coincided in December 2016, so now, Easter and the seventh day of Passover fall on the same day.  I think of the woman and her two daughters whom I sent to church early morning on this Easter Sunday.  Just the Chutzpah, what an idea!  Church instead of early shopping?

And I continue thinking of the influence of a single person, believed by so many millions to be the Son of God, thus God Himself, and His influence on our civilization, on our very being.  We hear constantly that “Jews control the world,” but we leave an imprint, never shy from expressing an opinion, trying to better the world, being a light unto the nations.  Here is the epitome of this understanding.  The heights to which a Jewish person can ascend, the influence He can attain – the promise that is embedded in each and every one of us, created in the image of God Himself, and the depth of the suffering and sorrow which one can experience.

 

Remember, “for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” (First Corinthians 11:26)

 

Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrows to the place of the Crucifixion, whereupon its entire length and its various stops, Jesus was mocked, spat upon, beaten and scourged, and yet He “carried our illnesses and our pains He suffered … and in His company we were healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5).  The death of Christ on the Cross and his bodily resurrection are pivotal events in Christianity, as Passover and the great miracles of God are in the Jewish Bible.

 

The deliverance from slavery to freedom, the Ten Plagues, Passing Over the abodes of the Hebrews and sparing them the Plague of the First Born, the Parting of the Red Sea, the Giving of the Torah and the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, feeding the Hebrews Manna from Heaven, providing them water and guiding them during the 40 years of wandering in the desert, and finally bringing them to the Promised Land, a Land of Milk and Honey, and residing there, in the place of His choosing, among His people, [a very long sentence, to be read in one breath, as the Glory of the Almighty like a storm engulfs, overwhelms and uplifts us] is the paramount action of God the Almighty that we remember and celebrate to this very day.

 

Each Shabbat, the Jewish people read a consecutive portion of the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.  Corresponding to each of these Portions is a specific section from the Prophets.

 

For the Shabbat that falls during Pessach (Passover) we read Ezekiel 37, the Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones.  In Biblical days, it was the deliverance from slavery to freedom, and in modern times, in this era, it is redemption – Geulah.  We are not quite there yet, for even among us, we are still divided.  Ashkenazi Jews add more verses than Sephardic Jews, and it is very prophecy that tells us how a house united, one in God’s hands, becomes one people, God’s people, and He their God.

 

And Ezekiel then ends this prophecy: “And the nations shall know that I am God who sanctifies Israel when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”  (37:28)

 

Despite all the minor though visible divisions, both internal and external, within Judaism and within Christianity and between the two religions, we are all God’s people, and it is good that there is a major holiday, Passover for the Jews and Easter for the Christians, to remind us of what is truly important, more than just shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on Easter.
As the Prophet Micah tells us (6:8):

 

“What does the Lord requires of thee?  Only to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.”

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This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

 

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

 

© Israel Monitor, April 2017

 

First Published April 16, 2017

Contact:  bussel@me.com

 

Could there be some Jewish/Christian Spiritual Significance?


Jesus Last Supper Seder

John R. Houk

© April 4, 2015

 

I sense there is some spiritual significance that Good Friday and the first day of Passover occur on the same day this year in 2015. In full disclosure these thoughts on this event have been inspired by a Jewish friend Ari Bussel’s Easter message which I have cross posted below my thoughts.

 

The Passover season and the Easter season coincide occasionally. This is interesting because Passover commemorates the time God and Moses delivered the 12 Hebrew Tribes from the slavery suffered for 400 years under Egypt and its sovereign called Pharaoh. The English translation for the event is called Passover because the blood of a lamb was painted on the door posts of Hebrew slaves so that the last plague of a death Angel would pass over the Hebrews’ first born males. This last plague pushed Pharaoh to finally free the Hebrew slaves. Passover is an eight day celebration memorializing the preparation for freed from slavery Hebrews to leave quickly. The couple of days of Passover is called the Seder.

 

Easter commemorates the timeframe Jesus Christ Crucified, buried and arose bodily from the grave providing all humanity who believe in that Resurrection eternal life in the Presence of God, forgiven of the debt of Adam’s sin and transferred out of Satan’s realm (a slave system of eternal death/separation from God) into the realm of God via Christ’s Resurrection. For Christians the Jesus represents that lamb slain that we pass from certain death in Hell to certain life with the first born from dead – Jesus Christ – in the Kingdom of God – the new Promised Land. Jesus celebrated the Seder the night before his Crucifixion in which Christians call the Last Supper. The unleavened bread (matzah) blessing Jesus tears/breaks in half telling the Apostles the bread is His body broken for Believers. The second (of four) cups of wine is blessed and Jesus tells the Apostles to drink for the blessed cup of wine is His Blood to be spilled to Redeem Believers (at the Resurrection).

 

The Good Friday of 2015 and the beginning of Passover begin on roughly the same day. The eight day Passover and the three day Easter season do not always occur on the same day because the Jewish calendar is lunar and the Catholic/Protestant calendar is solar based on the present day on the solar calculations of Aloysius Lilius and instituted by Pope Gregory XIII circa 1582. Eastern Rite Christian Churches still determine Christian Holy Days according to the Julian Calendar instituted by none other than Julius Caesar on 45 BC.

 

I am a Christian Zionist which means I am a huge supporter for the existence of Israel. Many might consider me a Christian Zionist to the extreme as I believe Israel’s nation should be measured by Biblical standards which means its land mass should be much greater than currently exists and that Arabs that call themselves Palestinians must not have a sovereign nation carved out of the Israel that is Biblically entitled to Jews. And although I am a great believer in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ the Son of God to all people, I understand that religious Jews view Christian motives of evangelism are repugnant to them.

 

Regardless of Jewish mistrust of Christianity and probably some mistrust of Christian Zionist motivation, it is my Sola Scriptura belief that Jews must populate the Land of Israel for the Second Coming of Christ which brings complete Redemption not just of the human spirit, but also the mind (soul) and body. It is my belief that Jesus will reveal He is the Messiah of Jews as much as has ever been to the Gentile Believers who have embraced the Old Testament prophecy pointing to Jesus as both the Son of God and the son of man through the Davidic line. (Although I have graduated from a Bible school, I do not have the appropriate academic letters behind my name to claim to be a scholarly theologian. So take my Sola Scriptura with a grain of salt.)

 

The history of the Christian Church in relation to Jews is a horrible picture of Christians persecuting Jews. This horror can be found in all branches of Christianity – Eastern Rite (Orthodox and others), Roman Catholic and Protestants. The Patristic Fathers of the Early Church from third and fourth centuries A.D. often were blatantly Antisemitic. The Roman Catholics and Eastern Rite Church both in their traditions honor the Patristic Fathers. Protestants are not quite so tradition minded and more Biblical minded but nevertheless theologians study the Patristic Fathers for further understanding of the development of the Christian faith.

 

Undoubtedly a book could be written about Roman Catholic inspired Antisemitism. Aside from a book look at the infamous historical Antisemitism of the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.

 

Crusades:

 

 

In May, 1096, in a period of four weeks frenzied bands of Crusaders struck the Jewish communities of Speyer, Worms, Mainz, and Cologne. The Jews were offered the option of conversion to Christianity or death; the vast majority chose the path of Kiddush HaShem, sanctification of G‑d’s name. Rather than submit to forced conversion, in many cases Jews killed their wives and children, and then themselves.  … Estimates of the toll taken on the Jewish communities range from 3,000 to 10,000 deaths.

 

 

Undaunted, unstoppable, the Crusaders conquered Eretz Israel, reaching Jerusalem in 1099. Once there, they gathered all the Jews of Jerusalem into the central synagogue and set it afire. Other Jews, who had climbed to the roof of Al-Aksa mosque on the Temple Mount, were caught and beheaded. The Crusader leader, Godfrey of Bouillon, wrote to the Pope, “If you want to know what has been done with the enemy found in Jerusalem…our people had their vile blood up to the knees of their horses.” … READ ENTIRETY (The Bloody Crusades; By Yosef Eisen; Chabad.org; from Miraculous Journey © 2004)

 

Spanish Inquisition:

 

In 1481 the Inquisition started in Spain and ultimately surpassed the medieval Inquisition, in both scope and intensity. Conversos (Secret Jews) and New Christians were targeted because of their close relations to the Jewish community, many of whom were Jews in all but their name. Fear of Jewish influence led Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to write a petition to the Pope asking permission to start an Inquisition in Spain. In 1483 Tomas de Torquemada became the inquisitor-general for most of Spain, he set tribunals in many cities. Also heading the Inquisition in Spain were two Dominican monks, Miguel de Morillo and Juan de San Martin.

 

First, they arrested Conversos and notable figures in Seville; in Seville more than 700 Conversos were burned at the stake and 5,000 repented. Tribunals were also opened in Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia. An Inquisition Tribunal was set up in Ciudad Real, where 100 Conversos were condemned, and it was moved to Toledo in 1485. Between 1486-1492, 25 auto de fes were held in Toledo, 467 people were burned at the stake and others were imprisoned. The Inquisition finally made its way to Barcelona, where it was resisted at first because of the important place of Spanish Conversos in the economy and society.

 

More than 13,000 Conversos were put on trial during the first 12 years of the Spanish Inquisition. Hoping to eliminate ties between the Jewish community and Conversos, the Jews of Spain were expelled in 1492… (Christian-Jewish Relations: The Inquisition; Jewish Virtual Library)

 

The Ninth of Av of the year 1492 was the date designated for all Jews of Spain to leave the country. This mass expulsion was a disaster of a magnitude that we can barely imagine. The horrors that those Jews experienced are not diminished by the centuries that have passed.

 

Dr. David Raphael has collected accounts from those who personally lived through these events. He has translated them into English from the original Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese, and collected them into a unique volume entitled, “The Expulsion 1492 Chronicles.” We include here a few excerpts to help you better understand this tragic time in Jewish history.

 

The Expulsion 1492 Chronicles (Expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492; By aish.com)

 

The Expulsion 1492 Chronicles [continued]

 

·         The Account of Elijah Capsali

 

·         The Account of Don Isaac Abravanel

 

·         The Account of Solomon Ibn Verga

 

·         The Vale of Tears, Joseph Hacohen

 

·         When My Children Were Sent to the Lizards, Samuel Usque


by David Raphael pp. 13-17 Section I – The Minor Order of Elijah (Seder Eliyahu Zuta), quoted from Elijah Capsali (c. 1483-1555)

 

 

When the Jews heard this, a great and anguished cry arose among them. And wherever the king’s pronouncement was heard, the Jews went into mourning. For many Jews, this pronouncement arrived just before the festival of Passover, and they spent the first day of the festival dressed in sackcloth and ashes, and ate and drank nothing the entire day. Even those who did eat, did so with the bitterness of the bitter herbs in their mouths, for G-d had sent forth His angels against all the houses of Israel. …

 

 

In those terrible days, if a Jew owed a non-Jew money, he would be beaten mercilessly until he paid, while if a non-Jew owed a Jew money and the Jew went to court to collect it, the judge would ignore the case …

 

In those awful days, thousands and even tens of thousands of Jews converted, and this even included some who were leaving or who had left the country, as they saw what a terrible fate awaited them in their travels. …

 

 

In the end, all suffered: some by the sword and some by captivity and some by disease, until but a few remained of the many. In the words of our fathers (Num. 17:28), “Behold we perish, we die, we all perish,” may the name of the L-rd be blessed. …

 

 

…  The King used to send common criminals there, and those who had been sentenced to death. There he sent the poor Jews, together with the criminals, and no one came to their aid. The mothers rose their voices with weeping when these barbarians tore the children from their laps, and the men tore out their beards because of their souls’ grief in this time of terror. …

 

 

Thereafter, one of the King’s servants went to the aged and said to them, “Your youngsters and sons have already accepted a new religion: do as they have done so that ye may live.” However, as they refused to listen to him, the King commanded that they be given neither bread nor water, and when, after three days of fasting, they still refused to listen to him, they were dragged to the church, mercilessly beaten – not even the faces of the very aged were spared – and then, forcibly baptized. Many refused even then and preferred to be killed.

 

One man wrapped his son in a prayer-shawl and exhorted them to sanctify the Name of the Holy One of Israel, whereupon one died after the other, and he himself after them. Another man killed his dear wife, and then plunged the sword into his body so that he died. Those who wished to bury the dead, were murdered by the Christians with pikes. Many plunged themselves into graves just to remain faithful, and many jumped through fences and out of windows, and their corpses were thrown into the sea by the Christians in the presence of all the other Israelites. This was done to intimidate their hearts so that they would no longer persist in their obstinacy. … (The Expulsion 1492 Chronicles [continued]; Ibid.)

 

I might have did a little overkill with your time and space on how the Roman Catholic Christians treated the Jews, but I wanted readers to understand the extreme mistrust that Jews have for Christians. There are many examples of Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Russians horribly persecuting Jews.  

 

Even so the Protestant Reformers are also on the hook for their share of Antisemitism. The greatest example of this is Martin Luther the Reformer that first gained support of Christian rulers.

 

“Set fire to their synagogues or schools,” Martin Luther recommended in On the Jews and Their Lies. Jewish houses should “be razed and destroyed,” and Jewish “prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught, [should] be taken from them.” In addition, “their rabbis [should] be forbidden to teach on pain of loss of life and limb.” Still, this wasn’t enough.

 

Luther also urged that “safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews,” and that “all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them.” What Jews could do was to have “a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade” put into their hands so “young, strong Jews and Jewesses” could “earn their bread in the sweat of their brow.” READ THE REST (Was Luther Anti-Semitic? By ERIC W. GRITSCH; ChristianityToday.com; 7/01/1993 12:00AM)

 

And yet it is a fact that Jesus Christ is a Jew first and a Redeemer to all humanity inclusive of Gentiles second. Christians must throw off the bad rap of Christ-killers aimed at Jews. Christians must come to grips the Gentile Romans actually ordered the Crucifixion. And yet without the Crucifixion of the Redemptive plan of God would not be available to Jew, Gentile or anyone. Also the Jews responsible for egging on Pilate to Crucify Jesus did so were greedy and jealous Jewish religious leaders’ intent on maintaining their privileged position under Roman suzerainty even though such a situation was repugnant to the majority of Jews. Rather the Jewish leaders believed Jesus was the Son of God or not was more an excuse to get rid of the man that could rock the boat of their position.

 

So my thoughts come to an end. Below is Ari Bussel’s Easter/Passover message.

 

JRH 4/4/15

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An Easter Message from the Bussel Family: 

AND THE KINGDOM SHALL BE THE LORD’S (Obadiah 1:21)

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent: 4/2/2015 11:13 PM

 

Dear Friends,

 

Good Friday.

 

Leil HaSeder (Eve of the Seder Special Gathering and Meal and the beginning of Passover).

 

This year, they coincide, reminding us of the importance of standing together.

 

Standing as one – the People of the Bible.

 

As we are about to celebrate the ancient-yet-eternal, allow me to remind us that contrary to prevailing belief, Israel is not infallible.  Nor is she invincible. 

 

Lamentations 4:12:

 

12 The kings of the earth believed not, neither all the inhabitants of the world, that the adversary and the enemy would enter into the gates of Jerusalem. {S}

 

Today, when the P5+1 have covered their eyes and ears for an “agreement,” one that the other side neither recognizes nor respects, we must remember the past. 

 

Not so long ago (September 30th, 1938), then British Prime Minister has pronounced to the world “Peace for Our Time!”  Then it was the Munich Agreement.  Now it is a so-called agreement with Iran.  (WWII started on September 1st, 1939, not even a year later; How long will it take WWIII to start?)

 

Obadiah 1:15:

 

15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations; as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.

 

As we are about to celebrate the ever-lasting, what is beyond human comprehension, we turn to the Bible.  For everything was foretold, all is already written.

 

Lamentations 5:19, 21:

 

19 Thou, O LORD, art enthroned for ever, Thy throne is from generation to generation.

 

21 Turn Thou us unto Thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

 

We, the Jewish People, will be reminding ourselves the stories of the past, looking at the present.  We will be celebrating, yet my heart is heavy.  Life as we know it is changing, in front of our very eyes; yet we do not see, we do not wish to see.

 

As we are about to be engulfed in current events that may be beyond our comprehension, let us always remember the light at the end of the tunnel, a distant future, a better future for all of humanity.

 

Micah 4:1-3:

 

1 But in the end of days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established as the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow unto it.

 

2 And many nations shall go and say: ‘Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths’; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

 

3 And He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide concerning mighty nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

 

As we journey together, toward this better future, allow me to end the same way I did a year ago today:

 

How blessed we are to call each other friends, to stand strong side-by-side, for this friendship runs deep, as it is said in Psalms 1:3:

 

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, {N}
that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.

 

Always,

 

Ari Bussel

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Could there be some Jewish/Christian Spiritual Significance?

John R. Houk

© April 4, 2015

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An Easter Message from the Bussel Family

 

© Ari Bussel

 

Edited by John R. Houk

Ari’s original email had the Scriptures in Hebrew side by side to English.

An Easter Message from Israel


Here is a pictorial Passover/Easter tour of the Holy Land courtesy of Ari Bussel.

 

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An Easter Message from Israel

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent: 4/18/2014 10:12 PM

 

Dear Friends,

 

While we, the Saturday People, celebrate Passover, you, the Sunday People, are celebrating Easter.  At sunset, as Easter Sunday ends, the last day of our Passover holiday this year begins.

 

I still want to believe that for many in this great country of ours, Easter is more than just the hunt and the brunch (family values).

 

As Europe closed for the long weekend holiday (and there Easter definitely has a true meaning of a religious holiday), I talked with some business contacts who asked, with some trepidation, what is my religious affiliation.

 

Allow me to copy and paste one of my replies and to invite you to join me on this pictorial journey to the Holy Land.

 

… Lastly, I have been saying all day long “HAPPY EASTER!”  We are celebrating Passover, which means we are the basis for your religion (the Judeo-Christian belief is one and the same – for our Bible is your Old Testament and Jesus was a Jewish Rabbi).

 

I do not know if you had the opportunity to visit Israel.  There is a relatively new trail called In Jesus’ Footsteps.  You get to visit, for instance, the remains of a synagogue at the shores of the Sea of Galilee where he taught, ascending to one side are the mountains where the Sermon on the Mount was given (on the other side are the magnificent mountains of the Golan Heights, where once the Syrians, once a day, every day as the sun was at a zenith, would start shooting at the Jewish dwellings down below). 

 

Across the field from that synagogue and the house where Saint Peter lived is the Russian Orthodox Church.  Just up the hill the Catholic Church has a magnificent center.

 

And that is just to start.  Jerusalem.  Bethlehem.  Nazareth. 

 

An amazing country, and an amazing shared history.

 

Here are some pix from one or two of my visits there, for which I am particularly indebted to a very close friend – a Druze – Mendi Safadi.

 

Whenever you plan to go to Israel, be in contact with Mendi (copied herein).  It will be a trip of a lifetime!

 

Churches in Jerusalem, the Christian Quarter:

 

Church fresco in Jerusalem

 

 

Ceiling Fresco - Jesus surrounded by angels and apostles - Holy Land 

 

Christian Painting Church in Holy Land

 

 

Fresco - Nativity - Holy Land

 

 

Sculpture Jesus teaches Apostles - Holy Land

 

Sculpture Jesus teaches Apostles - Holy Land 2

 

 

Othodox Church dome - Holy Land

 

 

Holy Land scene

 

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