My wife, Marcia and I began this site after making Aliyah to Jerusalem in 2011—possibly the most diverse and inspirational city in the world. By most accounts Jerusalem is over 5,000 years old. According to Eric Cline, author of Jerusalem Besieged, the city has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, attacked an additional 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. And none of these numbers include local traffic or holidays.
Despite the city’s violent history Jerusalem remains, in the gaps between wars, strikes and intifadas, a safe and fulfilling place to live, work and write. Our experiences here have inspired this site.