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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its cunning!

  - Psalms (Tehillim) 137:5Topics: Jerusalem
There used to be a very good custom in Jerusalem: a table-cloth was spread at the door - - - so long as it was in place, guests would enter the house. When it was removed, they would not.

  - Talmud, Bava BatraTopics: Jerusalem hospitality
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

  - Psalms (Tehillim) 122:6Topics: Jerusalem prayer
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem let my right hand wither! Let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember thee not, if I prize not Jerusalem above all my joys!

  - Psalms (Tehillim) 137:6Topics: Jerusalem
Eternity means Jerusalem.

  - Talmud, BerakhotTopics: Jerusalem death
Who saw not Jerusalem in its glory has never seen a beautiful city.

  - Talmud, SukkahTopics: Jerusalem
Ten measures of beauty were given the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem and one by all the rest.

  - Talmud, KiddushinTopics: Jerusalem
Jerusalem was destroyed just because school-children were kept from their classrooms.

  - Talmud, ShabbatTopics: Jerusalem education
There is no beauty like the beauty of Jerusalem.

  - Avot Derabbi NathanTopics: Jerusalem
Who prays in Jerusalem is as one praying before the Throne of Glory, for the Gate of Heaven is there.

  - Pirke Derabbi EliezerTopics: Jerusalem prayer
Without Jerusalem, the Land of Israel is as a body without a soul.

  - Elhanan L. LevinskyTopics: Jerusalem Israel
No city in the world, not even Athens and Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: Jerusalem history Israel
If a land has a soul, then Jerusalem is the soul of the Land of Israel.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: Jerusalem Israel
Jerusalem is the very heart of the Jewish State.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: Jerusalem Israel
By three things is the world sustained: the Law, the Temple service and deeds of loving kindness.

  - Avot 1:2Topics: Jerusalem charity justice and law
The Land of Israel is the House of God.

  - H. Ibn AttarTopics: Jerusalem Israel
Jerusalem which is bound firmly together (Psalms [Tehillim] 122:3) binds the Jews one to the other.

  - Talmud Yerushalmi, Bava KammaTopics: Jerusalem Israel
The Divine Presence never quits the Western Wall.

  - Midrash TehillilmTopics: Jerusalem
Even during the time of Jerusalem's stumbling, men of faith did not cease from [living] there.

  - Talmud: Shabbat 119bTopics: Jerusalem faith
Malchi Tzedek king of Shalem, said 'this place makes its inhabitants righteous?', so he called Jerusalem 'Tzedek' (righteousness).

  - Midrash, Bereshit Rabba 43Topics: Jerusalem
Avraham called it Yireh (See) as it says [in the Scriptures], 'And Avraham called the name of that place Yireh Hashem' (See God). Shem called it Shalem (Complete) as it says 'And Malki Tzedek, King of Shalem.' The Holy One, Blessed be He said 'I will call it Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) like both of them called it - Yireh, Shalem - Yerushalayim.

  - Midrash, Bereshit Raba 56Topics: Jerusalem
The punishment of vain hatred is so harsh that it destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.

  - Beth HamidrashTopics: Jerusalem sin and repentance
The ransomed of the Lord shall return...with singing to Zion.

  - Isaiah (Yesha'yahu) 35:10Topics: Jerusalem Israel music
The Holy One will turn the Ninth of Ab into joy...and will Himself build Jerusalem and gather therein the exiles of Israel.

  - Midrash Zuta, EikaTopics: Jerusalem holidays Israel
A betrothed girl in Jerusalem does not need to adorn herself with the scent of incense.

  - Talmud, Yoma 39bTopics: women Jerusalem marriage
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