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Serena Runyan

Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens.

But what is holy?: “Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally good” –– Merriam-Webster.

As I walk home through the botanical gardens on a warm Thursday afternoon, the ever-present Call to Prayer reverberates around the buildings of East Jerusalem; at night, it weaves through the windows of our classrooms. Jews pray on the train as I ride back to school. Priests walk the Via Dolorosa while people haggle for chotskies in the shops of the Old City.

Is this what it means to be holy?

-Keep reading at: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/holy/ 

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