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Sulha Prayer at the Tomb of Abraham

There is something very special about this video as a group of Jewish and Muslim peace-makers go to pray together in Hebron at Abraham’s tomb, also known as the Machpelah.

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Sacred Music Festival in Jerusalem

Painting of musical instruments,This is a 24 hour festival beginning tomorrow evening in the Old City and continuing until the beginning of Shabbat. It includes tours of the Muslim quarter and a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with an emphasis on the musical traditions and prayers of the Abrahamic faiths. With artists from around the world “All of it is aimed at promoting a message of inter-faith unity and compassion by exploring the sanctity of the different traditions that converge in the city that is holy to so many faiths”. You can read the full article in Haaretz by clicking here.

Palestinians flock to Jerusalem as Israeli restrictions eased

Palestinian women praying in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

“Israel has unexpectedly eased restrictions on Palestinians looking to visit Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, saying improved security meant it could let in thousands more from the occupied West Bank”. So reports Haaretz and it’s good news, or at least an encouraging beginning. I hope the day will come when members of all faiths will be able to visit their holy sites without hindrance. To read the full article click here

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