Elements (The Holy Cities): There are four holy cities in Israel, which, according to the Jewish mystical tradition, correspond to the four elements. Earth = Hevron, where our Matriarchs & Patriarchs are buried. Fire = Jerusalem, onetime site of the burnt offerings, seat of the Divine Presence. Water = Tiberias, on the Kinneret, or Sea of Galilee. Air = my beloved Tzfat, legendary home of the 16th-century Kabbalists -- also known today for its colony of artists. (c)2007 by Erica Schultz.