Jerusalem: Holiest City to Whom?

The Jewish people’s unique relationship with Jerusalem.

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(3) Anonymous, December 18, 2018 9:03 PM

Other religions appropriate Jedaism

How interesting that Christianity and Moslem religions can appropriate themselves with Jewish history, symbols, religion, as if Judaism completes these religions they have created, I don't see it bad as long as they acknowledge sources are Jewish, like Old Testament, the laws of Moses etc.. Etc.. , believe the creation of diverse religions is what triggers the problem of evil on earth. How great would have been one religion for all humanity, believe conflicts would have disappear!

(2) Chris George, December 18, 2018 1:46 PM

A Christian perspective

As a devout, practicing Christian I see Jerusalem as a holy city. It is important for me to go there, experience Jerusalem, worship God there, and visit the holy sites - including sites that are holy to both Jews and Christians (and sometimes also to Muslims). However, my Christian faith does not require Jerusalem to be under the control of Christian authorities, governments or nations. My Christian faith does not include the same ethnic and historical connection to Jerusalem, as the Jewish People alone have to the historic capitol city of their ancestral homeland Israel. So yes, Jerusalem is uniquely Jewish, not only for spiritual/religious reasons, for also for ethnic, cultural, and historical reasons. Members of other ethnic and religious groups have lived in Jerusalem, and been a part of the city, for untold generations now. But it has always been a Jewish city, and no other ethnic group or established nation that controlled the region, ever made Jerusalem their capitol. It is only natural, good and right for Jerusalem (and the entire Land of Israel) to remain Jewish forever.

(1) Anonymous, December 10, 2018 11:35 PM

The Holy Land

When the Dead Sea Scrolls were in the U.S. recently, in Los Angeles, there was an IMAX movie that we saw the day we attended the tour, tickets sold together, Jerusalem 3D. It was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. It told the stories of 3 Faiths, and their ritual and Prayer experiences and connection the Holy Land.

When I visited Israel I saw the Sacredness of Jerusalem to them all.

We, the Jewish People, were exiled, because of the in-fighting, the Shechina fled. Others were there during our exile.

We still await Moshiach.

The Holy Land is Holy.

Not just for us.

The point of the video that it is less Holy to the other Faiths, doesn't change that.

 

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