Bruchim HaBa’im l’Yerushalayim

We live in Ma’ale Adumim, which is a suburb of Jerusalem to the east. Every time I drive into Jerusalem, to meet a client, to go out to dinner, to shop, I pass a sign that says Bruchim HaBa’im l’Yerushalayim – Welcome to Jerusalem. Each time I see it, I think of the millennia when Jews could only dream of such a thing. I am reminded of how privileged I am to be here. A bit further down the road, just after the tunnel named for Nomi Shemer, the famous songwriter who wrote Yerushlayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), we can see Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount) to our left. As we pass that spot, my husband and I are conscientious about reciting the Yehi Ratzon prayer regarding the rebuilding of the Temple.

Rivkah Lambert Adler

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Rivkah Lambert Adler, Ph.D. is a Jewish journalist, blogger, book reviewer and adult educator. Check out her Linkedin profile.

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