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Out of a bus guarded by Israeli troops emerge Jewish pilgrims, on a visit to the ruins of a Byzantine-era synagogue entrusted to Palestinian security forces.
The driver attempted to flee to the Allenby Bridge, on the border with Jordan, but was arrested by authorities.
"We came here all the way from Chicago, ten thousand miles, hoping to see where Christ died and we were so disappointed," says upset tourist.
What lingers in the mind most is the act of kindness of one resident of Jerusalem in the middle of a crowded market, with a smile as big as the Sea of Galilee.
By GUEST POST
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By JPOST.COM STAFF
2015 marks the twenty seventh March of the Living, in which students from more than forty five countries around the globe make a pilgrimage to some of Europe's most infamous concentration camps.
By SAM SOKOL
Two institutions, the unusual French baron who built them, and the extraordinary people running them.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
"I am pleased to announce that we are prepared to welcome the pilgrims to the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca," stated Khatib.
By CASSANDRA GOMES-HOCHBERG
The pilgrimage to the mystic's tomb is held on the Jewish-calendar anniversary of his death and part of the memorial ritual involves faithful prostrating themselves on his grave stone.
The charming village is an orchard studded with historic churches, picturesque houses, quaint restaurants.
"Every day is a battle both physically and mentally. Jerusalem has given me a sense of purpose." says Iraq War vet.
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
Religious leaders can forge the way towards mutual respect for "the other."
By DEBORAH DANAN
Fake passports and drug smuggling are just two ways pilgrims attempt to carry out the Haj.
By KATIE BEITER / THE MEDIA LINE
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