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April 14, 2010
Jerusalem of Gold sung by Sam Glaser, www.samglaser.com
Photo Credit: www.israelimage.net
May 13, 2013 2:10 AM
Beautiful. you had it on aish.com a few weeks ago in english. Please make this version available again so my children can understand it. Pleaseand Thank You
May 7, 2013 9:04 PM
Inspiring! God bless!
May 21, 2012 11:05 AM
Jerusalem of Gold, Jerusalem of Old, Jerusalem of God
It would seem all these words in the subject line are related, and it's true, they ARE. So much blood has been shed over this City of Gold, and it is said, through the EAST Gate, the Messiah will come. What will the Messiah bring of tidings of great joy to the entire world? It has to be, about World Peace, and it will have to be a shared, Victorious Secret. Because I cannot perceive of splitting families, and we are the Family of Man. So how to accomplish this in a country, the size of a postage stamp? So many people, around the world, all clamoring for a piece of this sacred ground. I believe it's going to happen, because I am a believer, and I also believe, there's an astounding story that surrounds ALL stories, that will OUT.
I am thinking, for the world to stand at the Wailing Wall and ponder, a "Whale" of a tale, because I am seeing a story, deeply encoded in the sacred alphabets around the world that's going to bring us all home.
May 21, 2012 4:48 AM
May HaSh-m bless us His people, Yisrael, enlarge our families and our borders, and grant us peace. Omein.
May 21, 2012 4:44 AM
I oppose any notion of dividing the land and giving it to strangers. It is prohibited by our Law!
We also have a Law that says one law to both Jew and stranger amongst us. It is prohibited to oppress the stranger living amongst us, but we must not give up our birthright. Our name is not Esav.
May 20, 2012 3:38 PM
I am praying for the Peace of Jerusalem and your nation for a number of years now. I have yet to visit, but God willing it shall be soon and I continue to pray for an undivided nation, a capital of Peace, and peace on all her borders. God Bless you!
May 20, 2012 3:02 PM
אחים יקרים ואהובים ברכות הארץ שלנו ישראל , ארץ הקודש זבת חלב ודבש נגע בליבם רוצים להיות שם הקירות , שלום לך ירושלים האהובה שה ' ישמור אותך להיות שלום עלי אדמותאוהב , שלום שלום אם
August 28, 2011 1:00 PM
I love israel God bless You..
June 2, 2011 5:21 AM
Can someone please tell me the lyrics of the song played in this video & its meaning?
Thank you very much. Hubert / Sri Lanka
June 3, 2011 9:14 PM
link to translation of lyrics
June 1, 2011 6:50 PM
Blessings to Israel!
I would like to take the opportunity to wish my blessings to the state and people of Israel. My our Lord bless you always and protect you from your enemies . I have been praying for your country for some years as well as for the peace in Jerusalem, eventhough I am not a citizen of Israel. God works in many ways and has placed a deep burden in my heart for his people. I am sure some day I will have the opportunity to visit this country and pay my respects and praise the Lord of Israel, the God of the Universe!, the eternal one.
June 1, 2011 4:14 PM
Wave Your Flag
Hear O Israel...Pray Hashem's sovereignty be felt soon and very soon by all the tribes of Earth.
June 1, 2011 4:14 PM
It would be nice IF all nations & all peoples would choose 2 just live in peace.
June 1, 2011 2:45 PM
May God's hand and His "everlasting love" remain over His people Israel and His Holy Hill.
June 1, 2011 9:07 AM
Wishing to Israel a DIVINE PROTECTION & BLESSINGS
I love ISRAEL
June 1, 2011 5:39 AM
It is the Destiny of Jews to Have reunited Jerusalem, its precious heritage
Heritage, in the control of Israel, and as its capital. There are no two ways about it, no if's or and's.
May 31, 2011 10:01 PM
My father got to go to the Kotel during the years '46-'48. I remeber as a young child going eith him to pray at kever David in Har Tzion, looking over at the wall - at Migdal David across the barbed wire and dreaming that one day we'll be able to go pray at the Kotel. Hashem sure answered our prayers ...Let us not take it for granted and recognize God's miracles, and thank Hashem for past and future miracles.
May 31, 2011 2:19 PM
May there be peace in Jerusalem.
May 31, 2011 2:07 PM
undivided for eternity
Every blessing for Jerusalem. May she remain undivided for eternity - a shining symbol for all mankind.
May 30, 2011 7:21 AM
may god bless and protect israel
May 15, 2011 2:06 PM
A very moving video
May 11, 2011 11:50 AM
May israel live in peace and may yerushaliem find prosperity
May 9, 2011 11:41 PM
Israeli, Jordan border
I've stood at the Jordanian Border looking wishing i was in in Israel in 2003.... "Today I Stand with Israel", so help me GOD!!!...
May 9, 2011 2:01 PM
Iam a Ghanaian living in Accra. we love our anthem. yet i think we need something special like this inspiring video combined with the music. long live ISRAEL
May 4, 2011 4:58 PM
God have his eye on Yerushalaim
God watches over Israel and Yerushalaim. I think that God shall restore Israel and Yerushalaim and that is Israel shall be saved from their enemies.
May 4, 2011 1:31 PM
Love for Israel
I love you Israel. I long to visit you.
May 3, 2011 8:53 AM
While watcing the video and listening to the song, i felt so touched of what had happened before, and while looking at people praying and kissing the western wall, i remembered the time i was there, wanted to be there again and again to feel the mighty presence of GOD and never wanted to leave the holy place. SHALOM SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM!
March 4, 2011 12:52 AM
Beautiful! It's my favorite.
I love this song. I learned it when at school in Haifa. The melody and feeling is just overwhelming. Sam Glaser's rendition is great.
January 17, 2011 6:24 PM
God is so Faithful and Good. Awesome, beautiful.
Great production values on this video.
December 22, 2010 2:07 AM
beatiful video, Jerusalem eternal city of the beloved Israel
June 2, 2010 6:55 PM
Eretz Yisroel, have no fear,, we and everyone are coming home..
May 29, 2010 1:47 AM
עם ישראל חי
One of the souvenirs my mother brought back from Israel was a music box that played Yerushaliam Shel Zachab. (sp?) No matter what I am doing when I hear the song, I instantly stop and recall mom who passed away in 1969. And I remember the Six-day war. There was a mass meeting of all the Jews in our city and, of course, they were collecting for the war effort.
They were announcing who had given and what they had given. When they came to us we handed them a check for $15.00. We BEGGED the collector not to mention our name and what we had given, but it was every penny we had and wouldn't get paid for almost a week. He assured us he would keep his mouth shut; we trusted him.
"Mr. and Mrs X gave $15,000, Mr. and Mrs. Y has given $10,000 for each of their six children (wild applause). Deep breath, Mr. and Mrs. Us...$15.00. Uproarious laughter. We wanted to die of embarrassment.
Then he told the gathering that we had asked not to be mentioned, but the $15 we gave was 100% off what we had and wouldn't have what to eat for almost a week. We had just had a baby and we gave 100%...so what percentage did you give?
Well our embarrassment we felt caused the total money collected to go up and up and up, but we still felt like idiots.
Our meager $15 helped more than we knew.
Do Lern Hwei,
May 14, 2010 10:04 AM
Excellent Music Video Clip
I will always pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May it one day be completely in the rightful hands of Jews again!
May 12, 2010 8:09 AM
Shame on my U.S.A.
As an American disabled veteran of WWII, I am ahsamned of the leaders of mycountry, the United States of America for itd shemnful embrace of Palestinian aggression, intransifgence and seeking rewards for more than 60 years of trying to destroy the State of Israe.
World history back a united Jerusalem, Let us not forget that it was the Arabs who allowed the desecreation of the Mount of Olives cemetery so the International Hotel could build and use the marble gravestones of this cemetery for their paths. Never again!.
May 11, 2010 6:52 PM
Thank you for creating this video. May it be G-d's will that I walk on those beautiful streets one day with my own feet.
May 11, 2010 3:44 PM
עם ישראל חי
עם ישראל חי
May 21, 2012 5:39 AM
am Yisrael chai!
Am Yisroel chai!
May 11, 2010 2:23 PM
May 10, 2010 2:41 AM
Muslims are present in the most important holy places of Judaism and Christianity ... Jerusalem and Constantinopole ... this two examples are most eloquent . In Mecca we cannot meet any synagogues or christian churches. Shortly they will raise claims of Rome. Their intention is very clear. Our death !
May 10, 2010 12:44 AM
Thank you for the article, To Mother with Love!
Thank you for the article, "To Mother with Love."
This piece is really written from the heart and with the experience of living it. I needed to read this and take the message from it.
May 9, 2010 4:51 PM
Can´t get enough of this beautiful song!
This rendition by Sam Glaser is my favorite! May all plans to divide this City of Gold, Silver and Copper be thwarted entirely!
April 20, 2010 4:31 PM
Heard wonderful things about our land this morning on JM in the AM. Nachum Siegel attributed the information to Aish. Can you please send me update on our people now in the Holy land for sharing? I did a meeting with the seniors I work with yersterday and used my own research, but I did not have current info. Please... and thank you. God bless you for the work you do. I want to share it! Devorah
April 14, 2010 7:53 PM
Oh how I want to go see this chosen, blessed and beloved land.
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