I was really stern with myself and refused to be seduced by the temptation to comment on the commentary that is displayed everywhere, but I couldnt resist too long – so here are a selection of the most striking words.
Metal detectors and rabbinical indulgences at the Western Wall, to say nothing of pacemakers.
At the Jordan, site of Jesus’ baptism, these words appear in many languages, including Hindi, but the word “Akaashvani” makes me wonder if God had radio 2000 years ago?
and here I was puzzling over hvtus – aha, must be “Garden” – have to brush up my Latin. But my stone cutting skills are not sharp enough..
Couldn’t they get the spelling and grammar right? Ok, I get the no gum and shooting, but the descent attire? mountain climbing gear perhaps? The others raise too many questionns – which officials? what is proper respect?