1. A person exhibiting religious delusions, obsessions, compulsions or psychoses as a result of touring the holy city of Jerusalem. This person is said to have no previous history of mental problems, and most often these symptoms pass some time after leaving Israel.
2. May also be used to describe anyone becoming suddenly extremely religious, no matter where they live.
1. John went wacko while touring Jerusalem. He stood on the walls of the old city in his boxers and called the passers by to renounce all their worldly possessions. He got hospitalized in the nearest loony bin and got diagnosed as a severe case of Jerusalem syndrome.
2. Gina's got some form of Jerusalem syndrome. She's constantly going on about Christ and being saved and all that evangelical sh*t.
by twisted tiffany April 3, 2009
The Jerusalem syndrome is an acute psychotic state observed in tourists and pilgrims who visit Jerusalem. The main symptom of this disorder is identification with a character from the Bible and exhibiting behaviours which seems to be typical for this character. Jerusalem Syndrome is probably caused by the religious significance or aura of the city, causing them to slip into a psychosis and become convinced they are either the Messiah or another biblical figures. People believing they're John the Baptist, Jesus, Samson, or the Virgin Mary have been spotted in the holy city.

The Jerusalem Syndrome is probably a supernatural disorder by God placed on the city of Jerusalem for non-religious people or other people in any different religions to get affected and become like what it says in Paragraph 1.

P.S.: For the users reading this; you can stop trying to search for the reason behind all of this wack and admit that the true Creator has probably to do something with this. There are no signifcant "lores" behind any of this, so buzz off and focus on something else that actually has unsolved mysteries.
The Jerusalem Syndrome is a real thing and you should probably go to the city of Israel to see for yourself if you don't believe me.
by SkyBeetle July 11, 2022