Letters: May 7, 2001

The City of God

"What Jesus saw was a doomed city, now buried under many tons of debris from constant rebuilding." TED HIRSCHFIELD Lehigh Acres, Fla.

The historical overview of Jerusalem from ancient times to the present was exceptional [JERUSALEM AT THE TIME OF JESUS, April 16]. I was struck by the fact that of the three great religious groups--the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims--only the Muslims welcomed followers of the other religions back to Jerusalem to coexist and to worship the one true God common to all three at their holy places. The followers of Muhammad were the only...

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