This amazing Jerusalem
Travels / / December 12, 2017
In Israel, very acute problem of anti-terrorist security, therefore, must be the tenth time you hear the call - do not bring a lot of things.On the Israeli customs shake your whole suitcase of cosmetics to lingerie.If necessary, liquid cosmetics are analyzed here, not to mention purses, bags, backpacks and suitcases walls.
If you are not going to be held in Jerusalem a few weeks, then try to do the minimum necessary, in the end, in the center of the world, the city of Eden must be sent, throwing at least a part of the bustling thoughts.
My group came to the city on the sabbath.At this time, if Jerusalem is transformed into Woodstock.In the best sense of the word.People are smiling benevolently, and it seems that even a little bit, and off the ground and soar.A bit ashamed that it seems strange.On all sides we hear, perhaps, in all dialects of the world, and there is a feeling that most passable speak three languages.
When I visited here for the first time - for me was the discovery that the temple of the Holy Sepulchre does exist.That he's real.When you see all these pictures on TV, or someone to the bone marrow believer tells you about it, you can not until the end to make sure you can not touch, pass it through the prism of his own consciousness.But.he is real!Here each denomination on the chapel, we can say - the Temple of Friendship of Peoples.There are some barely perceptible reference to the church of St. Peter, but, despite this, they are quite similar.There is no typical Catholic pathos.
If you can, then go to the service of various denominations.There is nothing more exciting than to watch as they take turns trying to sound solemn and louder than the neighbors.But all this without malice, but with the spirit of competitive excitement.
I was lucky, my group was not an excursion, a company of good friends, each of whom had a dialogue with the city.At the temple I walked for about an hour, and left at five, maybe half of the sixth.I do not understand why people are traveling, if they are for 15 minutes of time to see everything and appreciate, to touch history and do a couple of test shots.
The next day we went on the Old City of Jerusalem, which is an archaeological excavation of ancient tombs and show at the same time.Everywhere tombstone orderly, step not step!The strong impression one fully excavated tomb.It was located in a niche on the parent rock, expanded by one party to the path, and the other three buried in stone.
He was one of the light stone, from which everything has been done in Jerusalem, only Istocen wind, eaten by rain and scorched by the sun, and then it became clear that all is perishable.After all, he was here for a thousand years, and will stand for the same amount.And all around him will also svivatsya wind flows, and on the cracked steps flickering small lizards.It is all the same dry and cool and so filled that words do not pick up.
Sitting nearby, I heard a melody.The sound is carried away by the wind on, I could not understand what it is, until she saw a man sitting nearby and who played a strange woodwind.The sound is introduced into a trance, becoming then louder, then quieter, and there came the understanding that there is in these stones there is no death, and immortality here it is - I can even touch it with his hands.
The next day we were almost all realized that we are very spoiled by the big cities.After all, if we look at a strange man in the dark in the street to you - it is better to get away from the problems.But here, complete strangers, you often stop to say a few words in Hebrew and to go further, or in broken English said, "and you know that in this house lived such a man ...".Of course, one should not absolutely careless attitude to their own security, but shy away from any shade too.
I had a chance also to visit the excavated quarry from which stone was taken to build a city in the time of Solomon.It rarely happens, so I was told.I came out with soaked clothing.There's a lot of dust from the local breed, she is all wet, but when you collect it in your hand - dries immediately.Jerusalem charged with a variety of things, the most interesting, you just have to take the time, do not go with the crowd, and to find in it something of their own!
to dilute the enthusiasm, I can say that we were pleasantly pleased with the free hookah bars and cheap local food, and in the old town over the entrance door signs, "such and such a family," "Rabbi so and so."
must be remembered that the city 4000 years.The city walls are unchanged since the time of Suleiman the Magnificent.Jerusalem would all have lived in it all, here come from all over the world.
a long, long time it was an earthly paradise or dream.On the one hand we are reconciled all religions and cultures, and on the other - the history of conquests and revolts, wars and massacres to date heats the walls in blood.