City of Protest and Prayer

Jerusalem is the center of the struggle between Arab and Jew

What can I say that others have not said already . . . told many times over and drawn again and again? . . . What can these places say to you, if in your mind's eye you do not see . . . the fearful day of the death on the Cross within the walls of Jerusalem?

—Nikolai Gogol, Letter on Jerusalem, 1850

The first thing to be said about Jerusalem, even if it has been said before, is that the ancient city is eternally...

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