Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Jewish Quarter by John Bettin

The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem is located in the south-east sector of the city.  It is a newer, more modern section of Jerusalem since it was badly damaged in the siege laid to it by the Arabs from December 1947 to May 1948.  because of its modern construction the streets are very clean, paved, and has excellent signage for points of interest.  Adjoining the Jewish Quarter is the Wailing Wall.

Jews continue to come to the Wailing Wall to pray and to lament the destruction of the Temple.  My brothers and I had a great opportunity to pray at the Wall.  This experience provided an opportunity to recall that in the midst of so many walls, fences, barricades, strife and hatred, we joyfully anticipate the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace who will make all things new again, and return all of us with him to our Heavenly Father.

Shalom and Peace of Christ!

And here's a bonus! Here is a picture of most of the pilgrims as we began the walk from the Cenacle (the site of the Last Supper) to the Garden of Gethsemane.

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