Long lasting, bringing moist heat, glaring, this light penetrates my pores, seeps thru my night longings, awakens me too early, and begins to shorten just as it reaches its peak.

Jerusalem...when I mention the name, I see the white Jerusalem of summer when the brightness is blinding and the nearly cruel light is thrown at you from every stone. I see Jerusalem in the rays of twilight--neither orange nor pink nor purple--which embrace the surrounding mountains and caress its house of stone...It is hard to describe Jerusalem in words. One has got to feel it. Jerusalem is the source. It is the heart and the spirit, the soul and the oversoul.

--Aliza Auerbach, quoted in Cornell Capa's Jerusalem: City of Mankind

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