cats of jerusalem

Jerusalem’s old town is contested territory, meticulously split into different quarters, housing different religions. There is one creature though, equally loved by all: the cat.

It is not a coincidence that people all over the world are worshipping the cat. Pretending to work they create countless memes around this holliest of creatures instead. People base careers on the reverence of cats.

Walking the old town’s streets at night looking for cats I had a feeling of transcendency that one would usually associate with other things in Jerusalem. But this place feels so overgrown by politics, the religious practitioners so blinded by their group’s interests, it is hard to find spirituality.

The cats themselves can’t be bothered. Which is truly divine.