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Israel Channel 2 News correspondent Ohad Chemo is not an overtly religious man. But watching his reactions as he descended into the “Jerusalem Below” demonstrated once again that there is a special burden on the heart of every Jew for this divinely-appointed city.

By Ryan Jones |
WESTERN WALL TUNNELS Photo: Mendy Hechtman/Flash90

Chemo was visiting the caverns and tunnels under Jerusalem on the occasion of Passover. While most visitors were congregating at the Western Wall (Kotel), touring David’s Citadel or visiting the city’s numerous other attractions, Chemo was truly getting closer to Jerusalem’s unique history.

 

Few are acquainted with the historical wonders that lie beneath this city. Springs, tunnels, quarries and more that attest not only to its incredible historical record, but also to the biblical narrative. Chemo sought to bring all that to average Israelis, to fan that flame for Jerusalem that rests within every Jewish man, woman and child.

 

“Anyone who spends enough time in Jerusalem is sure to discover the Divine Presence (shechinah) – He who dwells in the heavenly (upper) Jerusalem,” Chemo opened the segment.

 

Joining Chemo was researcher Ron Peled, a noted authority on Jerusalem’s history. Peled explained that their first...

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