Spices galore. Just like how Jerusalem is. A box of spices. Such variety.
Jews, Christians, Muslims, Arabs and many more.
Jerusalem might be the holy land for several religions in the world but what appeals to me the most is how these myriad of cultures co-exist in this small place.
Sure, I'm from India and this is not new for me but I have never seen such contrasting cultures live so close to each other even in India and more so, these are people that have different roots, speak different languages, of different ethnicity, color, race etc and all of them call this one place their holy land.
What makes this one place home to half of the world that it turns them against each other? That's a question that I'm trying to find an answer to, ever since I came back from Jerusalem. It's certainly not in the tens of documentaries I watched, the uncountable number of articles I read.
What's it that makes people move across continents to set foot in this place at least once in their lives?
What is it that makes people with such contrast backgrounds live so close to each other yet feel so far in their hearts?
It is definitely not because of Moses or Allah or Jesus or St.Peter or Mohammad or the countless number of Gods or Demigods this place has seen. It's certainly not because 3 major religions were born here. Such a complex thing to understand for someone like me, coming from the outside.
But when I left the place,I realized there's one thing that's common to all these people. "Faith"
It might be towards different things/persons/Gods but Faith binds then together in this small place they call "Home". .
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