Jerusalem’s season of culture has arrived, which means people will gather in the holy city to celebrate all of the reasons why they love Jerusalem.
“The things Jerusalem has gone through affect us all,” she said. “We felt we couldn’t deal with any more difficult, poisonous headlines, and felt that we need to coexist more, and to find the good among us.”
“Sacred 2016 is our answer,” she added. “It’s a leap of faith. It’s one festival, carefully focused, created from the realities of Jerusalem from Jerusalemites, and what is made and created in this city.”
For example, there will be special journeys around Jerusalem throughout the festival, offering intimate views of the city. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to meet different kinds of people, and visit new places by foot, minibus or light rail to discover hidden parts of the city.
A joint house of prayer from September 4 through 11 at the Louis & Tillie Alpert Youth Music Center of Jerusalem in the Wolfson Garden for followers of the three major monotheistic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — will be open for praying, discussing, listening and “opening their hearts,” said Brunwasser.