Background music is: "Yerushalayim" (MIDI file)
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
|Just as Jesus said would happen, the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. The "Wailing Wall" is a Temple retaining wall still standing|
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|The Talmud (Brachos 32) teaches that when the Temple was destroyed, all the Gates of Heaven were closed -- except for one. That is the Gate of Tears. The Western Wall therefore also become known as the "Wailing Wall" - because of all the tears Jews have shed there.|
In the Torah, God assures us that the Jewish People will never be destroyed. In establishing the eternal covenant, God tells Abraham: "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations, an eternal covenant, to be your God and the God of the descendants after you" (Genesis 17:7).
As Mark Twain wrote: "Other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?"