Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Today we went to the Temple Mount a site that is sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians. The Dome of the Rock is a unique building on the Temple Mount. It is an octagonal shape building that is covered with blue tiles and is topped with a golden dome. It is a major landmark of Jerusalem.
This picture shows the close relationship of the Dome of the Rock on top of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall where the Jews go to pray below the Temple Mount. The Jews desire to build a third temple on top of the Temple Mount which makes very tense relations between the Muslims and the Jews.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Each semester we have a Ramadan dinner where they serve traditional Arab food. Because of my design background they ask me to be in charge of setting up for the dinner. I was very excited the way it all came together and looked great. The students were willing to help with the set up and of course they enjoyed the evening meal. Some got into the spirit of the evening and dressed in traditional clothes they bought in Egypt.