I was in Jerusalem for Christmas in 1967 – six months after the 6 day war

I was 12 years old.

There were piles of burning rubble and young women and men, a few years older than I, carrying machine guns, everywhere.

We visited the Dome of the Rock, the Mount of Olives, and the dead sea. At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Greek Orthodox priest stroked the back of my head and looked at me with kind eyes as he said the word, “angel,” in English.

Jerusalem is a holy place to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

It is no holier to one religion than to another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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