Yom Yerushalayim

 

Yom Yerushalayim

 

 

"…Jerusalem and the Temple are to be viewed as a place of unity of all of Israel, as a place of kingship, and as a place that must be sought”  - 

Rabbi Yitzchak Levi, Why Does the Chumash Not Mention Jerusalem by Name?

 

"The book of Tehillim (48:3) describes Jerusalem as being "of panoramic beauty; the joy of the whole world" This relates to two aspects of the city. The "panoramic beauty" expresses its esthetic splendor, while the "joy" describes our experience of Jerusalem" -  

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, "The Perfection of Beauty": The Symbolism of Jerusalem and Eretz Yisrael

 

“Today, be it for halachic, technical, or political reasons, we are not permitted to rebuild the Bet HaMikdash. Until the proper time comes, this aspiration remains our national dream and an everlasting prayer. Nonetheless, to rebuild the city of Jerusalem as our National Center - a city of Truth, Justice, and Sanctity, the unified capital of the Jewish people - is not only permitted, it is our duty. In our own generation, God has opened for us a historic opportunity. Reaching this goal has become our national responsibility”

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Jerusalem

 

“The city of Jerusalem is tied up to the ancient biblical tradition. Jerusalem, historically, has played a central role in the dream for unification for all Jews from all over the world”

Rabbi Avi Baumol, Mizmor 122

 

More articles and videos about Jerusalem: 

Yeshayahu & Yerushalayim - Paradise Regained - Shani Taragin | Yom Yerushalayim - The Akeida and God’s Choice of Jerusalem - Rabbi Mordechai Breuer | Jerusalem - City of Justice - Rabbi Yitzchak Levi | The Significance of the Name "Jerusalem" - Rabbi Yitzchak Levi | Aravna's Threshing Floor and the Selection of Jerusalem - Rabbi Amnon Bazak | Mizmor 125 - Rabbi Avi Baumol | Mizmor 48 - Rabbi Avi Baumol | Shir HaMaalot and Yom Yerushalayim - Rabbi David Silverberg | An Unnatural Fault Line: Jerusalem: The Biblical Significance of the Reunification of Jerusalem - Rabbi Moshe Shulman| Ezra and  -Nehemia Celebrate Jerusalem's Jubilee - Shani Taragin | Jerusalem's Dual Election by Avraham and David - Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish | The Broad Wall - Megalim | Hezekia's Tunnel - Megalim