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In 1996 Jerusalem celebrated 3000 years because the biblical conquest by means of King David. That very get together serves as a political assertion, marking town as traditionally Jewish. the town can't break out fiercely argued claims to primacy argued in spiritual, political or ancient phrases, not just among Israeli-Jew and Palestinian-Arab, yet among Islamic, Christian and Jewish traditions, and among secular and orthodox Jews. This scholarly quantity comprises 18 stories, edited via Nitza Rosovsky, which strategy town from many alternative angles: via non secular spirituality, folks songs, literature, artwork, structure and politics. Rosovsky contributes a superb creation and of the experiences, together with a desirable account of the perceptions of nineteenth century tourists together with Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli and Herman Melville.

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