“The Forest of Sadness.” That’s the last stop recorded in the Sinai travel itinerary. What is this strange place? And what pain does it hold, there in the shadows of its trees?
Towards the end of The Book of Numbers, there is a list of 42 places on the Israelite's journey as they hope to enter a new land. It is reminiscent of the wanderings of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers of which there are some 65 million in our world today.