Here’s a great 3 minute video from the New York Times about a Jewish shrine in Iraq that is preserved and worshipped in by Muslims. They hope to restore it in order for Jewish pilgrims to visit the crumbling site, which is considered to be the prophet Ezekiel’s burial ground. The shrine is beautiful–it’s ancient structure, while crumbling, still stands, and Hebrew and Arabic writing spread across the interior walls.
Though the Palestinian-Israeli conflict often makes it appear that Jews and Muslims are in a constant struggle to destroy one another and their sacred spaces, the restoration of this shrine proves that many members of Abrahamic faiths realize the importance of preserving and supporting their sister religions.
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Thanks so much for sharing this. What a great reminder that people all over want to know and commune with the divine. Politics and religion matter in some places but not all.