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The Eternal Capital of the Jewish People
Jerusalem is not only the crossroads of the world, but more important, it’s the spiritual epicenter of the cosmos. Join us as we explore the people, the land and the claim of Israel and its mystical dimension.
The word becomes suddenly fluid. The letters take shape, dancing with each other, grasping hands and twirling in ecstatic connection...
Part 2
The Biblical references, historical origins and significance of the holy city as recorded throughout the Torah.
c. 41 CE
Agrippa I, appointed by the Roman Emperor to rule over Judea, was pious and kind to his subjects. During his reign, the Jews began to prosper and live comfortably. The Sages of the time accorded him great respect. Agrippa I started construction to repair,...
Sun kissed streets glowing, leading to a majestic wall where thousands of years unfold, There it stands tall
69 CE
The other three national tragedies mourned on Tammuz 17 are connected with the Roman conquest of Jerusalem and their destruction of the Second Temple in the year 69 CE: --The walls of the besieged city of Jerusalem were breached. --The Roman general Apost...
Here’s one I always wanted to know: What if you’re living in Jerusalem? Do you say the prayer/wish, “Next year in Jerusalem!” or just leave that line out?
1967
The Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were liberated during the 1967 Six-Day War (see “Today in Jewish History” for Iyar 26). The day is marked in Israel as “Jerusalem Day.”
335 BCE
The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem was celebrated with great jubilation nearly 88 years after they were destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia.
Why do we focus so much attention on one place? Is G‑d’s presence not found everywhere?
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