Jerusalem, the home of the Jewish heart

“Never has a city had such power over a people’s imagination. Never were a people more loyal than our ancestors who endured twenty centuries of exile and persecution so that their children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren could come home to Jerusalem, ir hakodesh, the holy city, the home of the Jewish heart.”

From the speech delivered by Rabbi Sacks on receiving The Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies