By Nitza Rosovsky
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 get away 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 reviews, edited by way of Nitza Rosovsky, which process the town from many alternative angles: via spiritual spirituality, people songs, literature, artwork, structure and politics. Rosovsky contributes a great advent and of the stories, together with a desirable account of the perceptions of nineteenth century tourists together with Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli and Herman Melville.