Prayers for the peace of Jerusalem. Some battlegrounds and warzones act like magnets to disaffected people who flock there like mosquitoes to a blue light. The enmity, hatred and power plays of a place draw in all light. A downwardly spiralling vortex develops. Now in the year 2013/5773 we are presented with a situation in the Old City where conflict seems to be assured due to the machinations of various "leaders". I believe that G-d wants Jerusalem to be a city of peace and healing for all people. A place of uplifting spiritual thermals of potential. But you cannot heal in a place of conflict. The schechina will not dwell where there is strife. If worship cannot be done in a spirit of joy what then is it ?