I got here, it is very hot outside. I decided not to hire a tourist guide because I need the money, and it would take longer to travel like that, and I only have a couple more days until I have to travel back home.
Jewish synagogues, AKA: jewish temple or church
once, I landed to Jerusalem, it was the 28th of December. I traveled to Hebron because it is not that far away. First, I went to this synagogue, and learned that the jewish practice a lot about moral behavior. I did my research and learned that a man called Abraham once lived in this city. He was a very important icon for the Jewish. Another important icon was King David. King David once came to jerusalem and thousands of jewish followed him so stay near him because he was very important. I also noticed that the architecture in these types of communities are very plain, simple and made of a type of brick. It was very interesting to see all of the practices and buildings, but now i have to go back to my hotel to rest. Tomorrow I travel back to the center of jerusalem to learn about christianity and islam.
Stained glass window in a christian church
Today is the 29th, my second to last day here! I am happy to go back to the United States of America, but I will miss all of the amazing architecture and different forms of religion here...Have you noticed that in Jerusalem alone, three of the five popular religions can be found in such a small space? Okay, going back on track, today I visited this cathedral found in the city, and it is beautiful. the Architecture is far to amazing for a normal person like me. that is why they stain these windows for art and an appreciation to god. The Christians believe in the savior Jesus Christ, God's child. They believe that God sent him to save our soles and for us to be allowed to go to Heaven. For the Christian community, to them it is important to follow the five main practices, like getting baptized as a child, to the first communion, Holy orders, Penance, and the Anointing of the Sick.
My flight tomorrow leaves at 9.:15 PM local time. So, right now I am going to my hotel, pack, blog, take a shower, and rest. Tomorrow I am going to wake up early, eat breakfast, and go visit a mosque.
Islam mosque in Jerusalem
Today, is the 30th, my last day here! I can't wait until I get home and visit my family for new years, I am going to be very tired but it is worth it. I learned that the religion of Islam, person who follows or practises the religion of Islam is where the person who follows or practises the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran. Muslims consider the Quran to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad. The architecture to this mosque in Jerusalem adds a sense of place, and it is really pretty. The practices are like the Five Pillars of Islam, Shahadah: the statement of faith, Salat: daily prayers, Zakat: charity, Sawm: fasting, Ramadan, and the Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca.
I am now going back to my hotel to pay for my stay, and I am going to start packing, and take a nap so that I have energy to pull an all nighter with my parents because of new years.
I learned that religion and architecture adds a #SENSEOFPLACE. This is important because it represents a lot of culture and shows how diverse our world really is.