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    Posted November 30, 2013 by
    friesendm
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    Jerusalem, Israel
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    Travel photo of the day

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    Jerusalem Juxtaposition

     

    Jerusalem is, at heart, a juxtaposition of religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I took this shot from the Dominus Flevit church on the Mount of Olives. This a a Catholic site dedicated to a place tradition says that Jesus wept over an unrepentant Jerusalem. Dominus Flevit means "Jesus wept" in Latin. Often the chapel on the hillside is occupied by pilgrims having mass. I snuck in during a break between masses and snapped this photo through the window towards east Jerusalem.

     

    The Christian cross to the right is a poignant part of the framing of Jerusalem and the seventh century Islamic shrine, The Dome of the Rock, prominent with its gold dome. Behind the Dome of the Rock, and to the left, is the less conspicuous Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, the third leg of the religious triad juxtaposed in Jerusalem.

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