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Stories about Religion in Israel

Armed soldier on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

I Never Got Used To The Guns

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

It seems that every time you turn around in Israel you seem someone with a gun. In a crowded restaurant I had to ask a man to move his gun so I could sit in the seat beside him.

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Festivals | Women & Travel | 20th Century History | Traditions | Culture | People | Photography | Working Abroad | Religion | Fashion | Nature | War & Conflict
The Syrian Bride

Film Review: The Syrian Bride

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Directed by Eran Riklis, The Syrian Bride casts a spotlight on the ongoing territorial dispute between Israel and Syria within the context of a bride-and-groom-to-be from opposite sides of the border...

Destinations: Syria | Israel
Topics: People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

WoW - Women at the Wall

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,638]

Jewish women risk arrest, insults to pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place in Judaism...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Religion

The(com)Promised Land
Dispatch 3: Shabbat in Jerusalem - Of Wine and Walls

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

I found the 8.5 x 11" poster on a stack inside the Jewish Student Information Center. A crude photocopy, in black and white, it showed a scene from Seinfeld, with Kramer leaning hilariously into the...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | People | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict

The(com)Promised Land
Dispatch 4: Wall-Eyed

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Damascus Gate was nearly empty at 9 a.m., the sun leaning lightly on the flagstones of East Jerusalem. I bought the Herald Tribune and read about Mars, waiting for the woman who would be my liaison in...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: People | Religion | 20th Century History | War & Conflict | Ancient History
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The (com)Promised Land: Dispatches from Israel & Beyond

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Join travel writer Jeff Greenwald, the author of Shopping for Buddhas , The Size of the World , and Scratching the Surface , on his first trip to Israel. These real-time dispatches, sponsored by...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion | Traditions | Ancient History | Ecotourism
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