Is faith the same as it used to be? If you ever find yourself in Jerusalem, think twice before putting on your hotel robe. Christelle Evans and Jonathan Behar describe a rare condition known as the Jerusalem syndrome
- By: Christelle Evans, Jonathan M Behar
You're in Jerusalem, and having just bought yourself a nice shwarma, you're heading towards the old city for a spot of bartering in the Arab market. On your way in you can't help but notice a man in white sheets standing on a wall, fervently pleading with the human race to repent of its wicked ways and become more loving. He might just be a religious zealot, he might be an apocalyptic manifestation, or he might have a rare and poorly understood condition known as the Jerusalem syndrome.