This land has never been so holy. In 2017, Easter was celebrated by different denominations in the same period, each with their own rituals.
This land has never been so holy.
In 2017, the Easter holiday has taken on different connotations on the same days. Over the course of the week there have been overlapping celebrations of different denominations, each with their own rites.
Jews celebrated Pesach, the ‘passage’, the memory of the escape of the people from Israel. In Jerusalem, one of the culminating moments was the Birkat Ha Kohanim, the blessing of priests. Thousands and thousands of believers gathered from around the world in the square opposite the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) for a special prayer, consisting of the singing of three consecutive verses of the Torah.
It is called the Torah, although, in some places , it differs from the Hebrew text, the sacred book that has been and is at the center of another Easter: that of the Samaritans.