Queue is a queer word, with too many letters.
I prefer to just say line.
But what to do, today is Q Day at ABC Wednesday.
Most hours of the day there is a long queue of pilgrims wrapped around the edicule, the structure built over the tomb of Jesus inside the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The entrance is narrow and the clergy on duty regulate the flow, allowing you only a brief minute inside.
There is room for only 3 or 4 inside, next to the tomb.
The news broke this week that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is in trouble.
They owe 9 million shekels (2.3 million dollars) for back payments on the water bill.
Apparently they had a tacit agreement with the late Teddy Kollek z"l, who was mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993, that the church would get free water.
But now the water company says that under law the company cannot do this.
And now, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which has extensive
and valuable property holdings in the Holy Land and maintains a
headquarters in the ancient church, had its bank account frozen.
The Greeks threatened to close the doors to the church for a day in protest.
If that were to happen, it would be a sad day in the Holy City.
'Tis a quandary.
Read the whole story in the Jerusalem Post and more at Ynet.
(A last contribution to Taphophile Tragics.)