Was Mark Twain’s depiction of a desolate empty land inaccurate, an aberration? What did other travelers during this period write about their visits to the Holy Land?
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society brings the famous writer’s journey back to life.
Clearly, we have some Mark Twain-like “unlearning” to do, especially about Israel.
A natural skeptic, Twain was not taken by the splendor of the Holy Land. He wrote irreverently about the country’s legendary sites.