II Chronicles 12:13
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13  King Rechovam grew strong in Yerushalayim and exercised kingship. Rechovam was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Yerushalayim—the city Hashem had chosen out of all the tribes of Yisrael to establish His name there. His mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.

va-yit-kha-ZAYK ha-ME-lekh r’-khav-AM bee-ru-sha-LA-im va-yim-LOKH KEE ven ar-ba-EEM v’-a-KHAT sha-NAH r’-khav-AM b’-mol-KHO ush-VA es-RAY sha-NAH ma-LAKH bee-ru-sha-LA-im ha-EER a-sher ba-KHAR a-do-NAI la-SUM et sh’-MO SHAM mi-KOL shiv-TAY yis-ra-AYL v’-SHAYM i-MO na-a-MAH ha-a-mo-NEET

יג  וַיִּתְחַזֵּק הַמֶּלֶךְ רְחַבְעָם בִּירוּשָׁלַ ִם וַיִּמְלֹךְ כִּי בֶן־אַרְבָּעִים וְאַחַת שָׁנָה רְחַבְעָם בְּמָלְכוֹ וּשֲׁבַע עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה מָלַךְ בִּירוּשָׁלַ ִם הָעִיר אֲשֶׁר־בָּחַר יְהֹוָה לָשׂוּם אֶת־שְׁמוֹ שָׁם מִכֹּל שִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְשֵׁם אִמּוֹ נַעֲמָה הָעַמֹּנִית׃

 12:13   To establish His name there

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (b. 1949)

At an event celebrating Jerusalem Day in 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “Our generation had a great privilege – we saw the words of the prophets come true. We saw the rise of Zion, the return of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, the ingathering of exiles and our return to Jerusalem. We will make sure Jeru­salem’s golden light will shine on our people, and spread the light of Jerusalem to the whole world. We will protect Jerusalem, because Israel without Jerusalem is like a body without a heart.” Yerushalayim is central to Israel, to Judaism and to the entire world, and this is not because any individual declared it special. It is so significant and beloved to man because, as this verse states, it is the place chosen by God “to establish His name there.”

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  • …So King Rechovan [Rehaboam] continued his reign. It is a fearful thing to fall inot the hands of the 'Living G-d', but to lead a people into turning from G-d perhaps more serious. Bibi spoke well, and reflecting on his words my mind turned to the older people, those who had been through the Holocaust and thought they might never see the day when they would 'Go Home'. But home they are, G-d will never allow his chosen people to suffer without making a way of escape for them I'm sure.

    It was only as the Jewish nation took back the land that the land started to flourish. Like a baby knows it's mother, so to did the land of Israel know the hands that tended it, and they did so with full hearts.

    Israel without Jerusalem is unthinkable, Israel without the Jewish people equally unthinkable.

 

II Chronicles 12:13

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