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Holy Fire ceremony at Church of Holy Sepulchre draws crowds in Jerusalem

With Jerusalem under lockdown last year's Holy Fire ceremony was held in the near-empty church that is revered by Christians as the site of Jesus's crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

By REUTERS
01/05/2021

Eastern Orthodox mark Holy Fire in Jerusalem

Called the Saturday of Light by some eastern churches, the holiday is observed according to the Julian calendar which the Orthodox adhere to, explained Armenian historian George Hintlian.

By GIL ZOHAR
18/04/2020
 Arch of Titus

The golden eagle in Jerusalem: History repeats itself

King Herod put a golden eagle outside of the Temple of Jerusalem.

By LISA M. HAASBROEK
23/02/2020
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron

Profaning Jewish cultural and holy sites

Palestinians have not merely threatened to profane Jewish holy sites, they have physically done so in the most egregious of ways.

06/02/2020
Lightning strikes over the Beit Safafa neighborhood in Jerusalem, Oct. 14, 2019

How should Jerusalem be divided? - Watch & Poll

Corey Gil Shuster polled a handful of Israelis throughout the country from Tel Aviv to Rosh Ha’ayin to the Holy City itself, to find out how people feel.

Sacred in the Holy City

This year’s lineup offers an eclectic program of shows and slots not only designed to entertain but also to tug at the heartstrings, raise the spirits a notch or two.

25/06/2019
THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, atop the ridge of Jebl Mukaber, in southeastern Jerusalem.

The little-known historic significance of east Jerusalem

One may mistakenly assume that areas within Jerusalem containing large Arab populations are of less historical significance to Jews and Christians, yet nothing can be further from the truth.

By GABRIEL BARKAY
09/05/2019

Travel Jerusalem with no stone left unturned in the City of David

Jerusalem is holy to three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

By MEITAL SHARABI
25/10/2018
Photographer Enrico Formica presents his new book "Terra Sancta"

Terra Sancta: celebrating 130 years of Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land

"The Holy Land is the only place in the world you can visit with a Bible as a guidebook."

Notes to God emptied from the Western Wall (August 28, 2018).

WATCH: Notes to God cleared from Western Wall before high holy days

Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch led a team from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation to extract all the notes with wooden stick.

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