Essay on Anti-Semitism

Introduction

As I touched the beautiful stones of the Western Wall, it seemed to me that the Wall was telling a story. I stared at the Wall filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was ecstatic finally to walk the holy ground I so yearned to; on the other hand, I felt a sense of mourning and sorrow as I suddenly confronted the sad reality that Jerusalem is in ruins, the Glory of Zion is violated and her children even more so. The stones are drenched with tears of brokenhearted Jews throughout the past two millennium, they petitioned for good fortune, health, prosperity, and most of all they came to this Wall to take refuge as they were running away from religious persecution and mortal genocide. Continue reading “Essay on Anti-Semitism”