COUNTRIES, CULTURES, HISTORY / Israel, Holy Land, Palestina / Jerusalem / The Living Jerusalem
Ivan Benda: Liwing Jerusalem. 2003. Budapest
Wherever he might be in the world, London or Beijing, Haifa or New York, Budapest or Cape Town, a Jew, when he wants to go to the City, will say: I’m going up to Jerusalem. I ask you to follow his example. Let’s open this impressive book and walk slowly up to Ivan Benda’s Jerusalem, which seems close to us on the pages, yet is as far as the sky. Through effort and goodwill and above all, through love, we can bring this sky closer to our profane world. He, who took these photographs shows us Jews, Christians and Muslims the path to follow.
by László Csorba