After a long day of travel from the Galilee region down to Jericho and the Dead Sea, we finally made our way to Jerusalem in time for a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, dinner at Jacob’s Pizza, and then finally, a visit to pray at the Western Wall, a site sacred to both Jews and Christians. The Western Wall is the largest remaining section of the retaining wall of the Second Temple. Thousands of people come to pray here, leaving prayer notes in the wall. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre contains the traditional sites believed to be where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, therefore the name of the church is sometimes referred to as The Church of the Resurrection. Whether it be the actual historic site or simply the location tradition selected, it is a beautiful space full of reverence and deeply inspiring art.

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