Jerusalem

Jerusalem

May 17, 2011

I first discovered Yossi Klein Halevi in the early days of this program. I picked his book Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist off the shelves of the public library and was riveted by this son of a Holocaust survivor's journey into, and then beyond, violent rage.

March 17, 2011

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(photo: Chris Heagle)

I came to Jerusalem as a journalist, not a pilgrim, and so I was completely surprised today, when, in the cacophony and kitschy merchandising of the Old City’s Via Dolorosa (“The Way of Sorrows”), my eye landed on a sign marking the second station on Jesus’ march to Calvary (“Jesus falls for the first time”) and felt a sob rising in my throat. Embarrassed, I touched Krista’s arm and told her I thought I might cry, trying to explain to her what the stations meant to me as a young girl.

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March 13, 2011

Wondering if you're in a Jewish or Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem? Look at the sidewalks.

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March 13, 2011

Only in Jerusalem: Korean Evangelical Christians singing hymns with overlapping calls to prayer while overlooking the Old City.

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March 12, 2011

With news of the murder of five Israeli family members in their West Bank home, Yossi Klein Halevi opened his dinner speech on our second night in Jerusalem with a stark response to the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. We captured audio of his response and wanted to share it with you.