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VZL 353: A House on Mount Zion

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Catalogue NumberVZL 353
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801297
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes A House on Mount Zion (narrative only)

Mount Zion in Jerusalem is the most venerable site, by both Christians and Jews, in the city. It is the traditional location of the sepulcher of King David, as well as a church where one room is said to be where Jesus and his disciples celebrated The Last Supper. During the War for Independence the area was significantly affected, but one building was reconstructed and occupied as a residence by a Mr. & Mrs. Albert Rose, strong believers in the Bible. They believed that G'd would some day show his power starting at Mount Zion. As Mrs. Rose tells it,the Rose's made a beautiful garden outside the house that they rebuilt even though it was still a war zone border with Israel and Jordan at the time . In 1965, the Pope was to visit, so the area was cleaned up for his arrival by the City. Mrs. Rose also furnished and decorated the house with items that happened to come from Jewish and Arab backgrounds, so that was symbolic to t he Rose's. Even the garden had its symbols; an orange tree, an olive tree and two mulberry trees, which flourished after a few years. Since land could not be bought or sold in this area the Roses, through persistence, were given a lease on their home for 120 years, which was long enough and equitable to them.

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1 - A House on Mount Zion
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