Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Saint Peter in Gallicantu

  Just outside the walls of Old Jerusalem is the site believed to be where Peter denied Jesus three times.  The Latin word, “Gallicantu” means “cock’s crow”.  The site is also believed to be the palace of the high priest, Calaphas. … Continue reading

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Wailing Wall Collage

The Wailing Wall is the most holy site of the Jewish faith.  Formally named the Western Wall, it is what remains of the western wall of the Second Temple, the same temple where Jesus scorned the tax collectors and money lenders. … Continue reading

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Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is the place that enshrines the location of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.  The interesting thing about the Church is that it is maintained and controlled by … Continue reading

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City on a Hill

After a long, steep and sometimes winding road, the tour bus finally crested the hill where Jerusalem could be seen spread out before us on a hillside across a deep valley.  Located in the Judean “mountains”, Jerusalem has been called the “city … Continue reading

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Shabbat 2

This picture has nothing to do with the story I’m about to tell, but it is the same location where I learned about Shabbat.  I talked about the bartender that taught me about Shabbat in a previous post. After finishing … Continue reading

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Shabbat

I learned a lot from the bartender at Jerusalem’s Grand Hotel Bar.  After a full day of sight seeing, I went down to the bar for a beer.  It was 5:58 PM on a Friday; I figured the place would be … Continue reading

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