Stones and Stones


This cemetery lies on the hill behind where the Getsemane garden (where Jesus was betrayed) was. This cemetry was facing the old Jerusalem (you can see a bit of walls on the right middle part of the picture). Something that I still find weird is the habit of Jews of placing rocks on top of the tombstones. They usually do not place fresh flowers on top of the tombstones. They place rocks. Why? Because fresh flowers will wilt over time, while rocks are be long lasting (though eventually it will disintegrate too!). Sigh.

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