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Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury Review

In the Jewish faith, Psalm 137 has the following lines:

“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [her cunning]/ If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.”

The new six part CNN miniseries, Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury premiered last night. Over the course of the six episodes Sundays, the program tells the story of the city of Jerusalem via six key battles that changed the fate of the city and the region. Combining re-enactments with interviews with historians and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars, the viewer is given a 360 degree picture of it’s past, it’s present, and perhaps, a glimpse of its future.

The first episode focused on the glory days of King Saul, King David, and the downfall of ancient Israel after the death of King Solomon. I enjoyed the first episode. If nothing else, it proved that humanity has not changed one bit. Externally, the world may look different, but inside, it is the same as it ever was. It is also, I think a pathway to understanding what has come before us so we can create a better world for future generations.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury airs on CNN on Sunday night at 10PM.

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An Experiment On Respect And Diversity On The Streets Of New York

I live in New York City, one of the most diverse cities in the world. For every native New Yorker whose familial roots are deep in the city, there are many others whose familial origins or birthplace is not New York.

Because this is a diverse city, there is a lot of talk of acceptance and respect for those who have different political, social or religious beliefs. The question is, are we receiving lip service or is diversity and respect for another culture/religion truly important?

The video above proves that we have choices in life when it comes to love and hate. We can choose to live and let live or we can waste our energy on hating someone because they believe differently than we do.

If it were up to me, I would choose love because I have one life to live and I would prefer not to waste my one shot around this earth on hating someone because they see the world differently than I do.

But that is how I see the world.

Happy Monday.

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August 1, 2016 · 10:37 pm