Mishkan Issue 81, 2019 – Jerusalem

“The Roots of Jerusalem” Andreas Johansson “Jerusalem as Egeria Saw it” Anni Maria Laato “A Catholic Reflection from the Midst of the Conflict” Rev. Dr. David Mark Neuhaus SJ “The Besorah, Jerusalem, and the Jewish People” Mark S. Kinzer “On the Political Rhetoric of Toponyms” Judith Mendelsohn Rood  

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man and woman standing in front of Jerusalem's Old City walls

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My name is Matti Mäkelä and I come from the city of Espoo in southern Finland, close to Helsinki. I have a degree in Business Administration and have previously worked in data management, financial trading and the traffic sector. I have dreamed of travelling to Israel for a long time. Last winter, I was granted […]

The Alliance Church building in Jerusalem, premises of the Caspari Center

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  We are Terho and Maria Kanervikkoaho, both from the same small town inWestern Finland. We have three sons, aged 9, 11 and 13, two cats, a dog, and way too many Legos on the floor. We have been living in Israel for almost six years now, altogether. This means that the youngest of our […]

man and woman standing in front of Jerusalem's Old City walls

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Elisabeth Eriksen Levy   Tell us about your family… I am married to Yehuda, and I’m the mother of Hannah (22) and Moriah (18). Where are you originally from? I’m from Norway. What do you do at CC? I have been the CEO of the Caspari Center since the summer of 2013. What did you […]

Domenico Gargiulo's painting of David carrying the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem

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  Meet our volunteers! Abbey I am 22 years old, from the state of Wisconsin in the US, and I will be volunteering here at the Caspari Center until January. Part of my daily routine involves sitting at the reception desk, answering the phone, doing website work and completing other administrative tasks. I have also […]

Discovering Jesus in His Jewish Context

Are you a theologian? A pastor? Are you involved in missions or ministry or perhaps just interested in learning about what it was like to live in Jesus’ time? Culturally, socially, economically, politically… the context of first-century Israel was very different from what we know today. Our upcoming “Discovering Jesus in His Jewish Context” course […]