(By Jennifer Leclaire) Unprecedented and potentially historic. That’s how organizers are billing the 2016 Mekudeshet Festival just around the corner this fall. It might more accurately be dubbed a predecessor of the one world religion. Christians, Jews and Muslims are flocking to the Holy City for a “spiritual gathering” dubbed Amen—A House of Prayer For All Believers. The self-stated goal is to create “a single home for the world’s three major religions to harness the city’s ancient powers to

inspire artists, musicians and cultural figures from around the world to redefine their art and traditions and connect amid troubling times.” “We will study, argue—yes, this is also allowed—and pray, together and alone,” says Mekudeshet artistic director Itay Mautner. “We will see if it is possible, despite all the corporeal difficulties and earthly obstacles, to create a new reality.” You mean to create a one world religion? CONTINUE