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Hallelujah. ... Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; ... Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. {S} Hallelujah. {P} (Psalms, 150) | by ybiberman
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Hallelujah. ... Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; ... Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. {S} Hallelujah. {P} (Psalms, 150)

i am a relatively introvert, (pseudo) rational person.

Yet, (not to say therefore) the Ethiopian Light Saturday feast was one of the more

shaking experiences i had.

 

It is hard for me to describe to you how and why.

 

To begin with, to experience the narrow lanes of Jerusalem's old city, at night,

crowded with thousands of Ethiopian pilgrims creates an initial 'surrealistic' atmosphere;

as the difference from the everyday look of the place is huge.

 

Then, at the small yard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

people were singing and dancing all night long, in a joy(?),

spiritualism(?) that is as remote from my everyday life as

anything can be.

 

And all that, 15 minuted from my house where my family sleeps

as it does in every normal evening

 

i must admit it's a frustrating effort to try to convey in words what can (almost) only be experienced.

   

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Taken on April 14, 2012