Friday, May 25, 2007

Jerusalem Syndrome

The Jerusalem syndrome is the name given to a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences, that are triggered by, or lead to, a visit to the city of Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination, but has affected Jews and Christians of many different backgrounds.

No really, it's true I tell you. I don't make this stuff up.

We arrived via Jaffa Gate, and paid homage to our little community on the tip of Africa.

2007 May 25 israel trip IMG_2902 (by Dave Reinhardt)

Of course, we visited the Kotel / Western Wall - probably the holiest site in the entire Jewish world.

2007 May 25 israel trip IMG_2837 (by Dave Reinhardt)

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