The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (from the Latin aedicule, or "little house"), located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City's Christian Quarter, has long been regarded by many Christians worldwide as the site of Christ's ancient burial tomb.
This September, the last spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic field of 16 nations fell to Israel as Israeli Baseball won a tournament in Brooklyn, New York. But, as always seems the case in these latter days in Israel, there's much more to the story.
Yesh Atid Party Chairman and Knesset Member Yair Lapid, along with members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, led a delegation of representatives from 14 foreign governments on a tour of the Gaza border last week.
Almost four thousand kilometers separate Carlisle in Northern England, where Paul Calvert was born, and Bethlehem here in Israel where Paul—a self-described Bible-believing evangelical Christian and journalist—now lives and pursues a unique ministry.
Cliff writes, "There seems to be nothing Israelis dislike more than long waiting lines. Though this country has a robust universal healthcare system, my recent visit to a somewhat chaotic system pharmacy in Jerusalem perfectly demonstrates the phenomenon."
Cliff writes, "Jerusalem is a providential place where coincidence rarely explains anything. It certainly did not seem in play on the day, in 2011, when Carolyn Hyde felt prompted to introduce herself to Marcia and me at a Jerusalem restaurant."