insight to the dynamics of this different Jewish tradition. Mount of Gerizim was chosen to replace the Temple in Jerusalem after North and South split. The South still worshipped in Jerusalem but Kings of the North wanted to keep their people away from Jerusalem and that’s why they created a new holy site. Although the Northern Kingdom was the first to be conquered by Assyrians but they still practice the old sacrifices which are offered on the Passover Day every year compering to the lack of the sacrifices in Jerusalem.
resistance territory. I was just thinking about that woman listening to Jesus and looking at the Mount Gerizim clearly visible from the well. How much the memory of her own customs must have weight on her comprehension of what Jesus was telling her? It is a good place to reflect on what can obscure my perception of Jesus’ teaching, on what can draw my attention away from him like the Mount Gerizim could draw the woman’s attention away from Jesus.