Thursday, May 14, 2009

O Jerusalem !

My second reading of amazing book "O Jerusalem !" by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Colins overlapped with my second visit to Jerusalem. I read it couple of years ago, but after my last two visits to this eternal city, the reading of it is an entirely different experience...

I will write more when I finish it.

Jerusalem from the highest point above it - The Samuel Tomb.

It is interesting to see that the book has finally gave rise to a movie
"O Jerusalem"

The post written in London.


  1. Thanks for this - it will be good to hear what you find on the second reading. It seems like an important book in these times.
    Your photo gives such a sense of place and time.
    The movie link was a great touch - I found the DVD to rent!

  2. Yes, it seems to be important again...
    BTW, the place on the photo (called also Nebi Samuel) was very important strategic point during Arab-Israeli Wars, both in 1948 and in 1967. I did not know these facts when I was there. Thanks to the book, I now know.

    Another place of such importance near Jerusalem is Latrun - the old Trapist monastery on the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

    Well, more soon - I should finish the book this week :-)