Bikur Cholim 521.
(photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)
In 1904, the New York-based Christian Missionary Alliance decided to build a
church in Jerusalem. Unfortunately for its plans, the Ottoman Turks who ruled
Palestine had decided to halt the construction of any new
churches.Undeterred, Alliance members brought the proposed blueprints to
the appropriate Turkish bureaucrat. The Turk looked at the plans and asked what
the bathtub-like area was for.
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