When we visit Jerusalem today

“When we visit Jerusalem today we see a place of such beauty it takes your breath away. Jerusalem is the place where all the prayers of all the Jews across all the centuries and from all the continents meet and take flight on their way to heaven. It is the place where you feel brushed by the wings of the Shechinah. We have had the privilege to be born in a generation that has seen Jerusalem reunited and rebuilt. We have seen the Jewish people come home.”

From Rabbi Sacks’ speech upon receiving The Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center. Visit www.rabbisacks.org/archive/we-never-forget-jerusalem/