Day 17: Approaching the Holy

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I smiled when I saw the

I smiled when I saw the photo at the top of this post, and thought how fortunate I am to live in a world where a rabbinic blogger can use an image of the beautiful Dome of the Rock to illustrate a kind of holiness.

When I was in Jerusalem in 1998 my mother and I went inside the Dome of the Rock. I was deeply moved by the experience; for all that I have complicated feelings about the notion that a specific piece of earth can be particularly holy (aside from the holiness we instill and invest in it through our prayers and intentions), that place felt remarkable to me, and after my orbit around the rock I found myself thinking mah nora ha-Makom hazeh.

Posted by Rachel on May 7, 2008 8:20 AM
I am an American, but it

I am an American, but it gives me a special feeling and true love for God reading your blog. Thank you for sharing, I hope to visit one day.

Posted by Anonymous on May 29, 2009 7:16 PM