Monday, March 27, 2017

Bar mitzvah at the Western Wall

 We were lucky to be in the middle of a bar mitzvah for a young man

Here he is carrying the Torah scroll from the wall
Blowing of the shofar in celebration

Jerusalem bagel

Tom and Sue enjoying a Jerusalem bagal all dipped in zaatar


Pools of Bethesda

Desiree Sue and Stephanie at the pools of Bethesda and Saint Ann's Church


Black Pepper berries

Pepper berries


Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa or the way of the cross. This is the traditional although not historic route Jesus took to the cross


Devotion


Young girls lighting candles at The tomb of Christ



Church of the holy sepulcher

 This is the Edicule or small structure surrounding the tomb of Christ in the church of the holy sepulcher 

Ethiopian priest on the roof of the church of the holy sepulcher
 Jill in the place of Calvary