Photo Friday: The Place Where You Are Standing Is Holy

Palace ruins in Jericho

Credit:Chanania Herman/GPO

“Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’

“‘Neither,’ he replied, ‘but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.’ Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, ‘What message does my Lord have for his servant?’

“The commander of the LORD’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did so.” (Joshua 5:13-15)

In this photo taken in the biblical city of Jericho, ancient ruins of a palace can be seen. The Holy Land – a place where history comes to life! Shabbat shalom, friends.

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