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Lesson in Geology translated from the Hebrew by Riva Rubin "The anomaly of Jerusalem is not simple to perceive, at a glance, transparent: Mountain platform and chalkstone, an elevated Holy Site." He tapped with his stonemason`s hammer, chipping crimson flakes off a stone taken from a wall. "The Flawless red stone of Jerusalem testifies that there in the subterranean depth of the city, all is broken burst and smashed. Like a gigantic inverted funnel - a cistern for Jewish blood pumping, draining into it from all worlds." I remember his lesson as if it was yesterday: the city afloat, the street suddenly swaying, the veins of rust and dim and deep beneath me, the rustle and seethe of a primeval river.