Jerusalem

The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is situated in the Judean Mountains between the northern edge of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a holy city to the three major religions –Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The city has a population of 780,200 as of 2009.

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Gospel Music
Jerusalem
Christian Music

Who wrote the tune for Jerusalem hymn?

hubert parry, if you are referring to the Blake hymn

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Shopping
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Tel Aviv

Do they take us dollars in local stores in Israel?

yes they doo

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Judaism
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How many synagogues are there in Jerusalem?

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Israel

What is the national game of israel?

soccer (European football), and basketball is a close second.

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Oceans and Seas
Dead Sea

How far is it from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea?

It is 15 miles from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea! I'm glad to help.

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Old Testament

When is the third temple in israel supposed to be built?

When God decides that the time has come.

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English Spelling and Pronunciation

How do you pronounce Jerusalem?

ju- roo- sa -lum

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Distances and Travel Times
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Length and Distance
Driving Times

How far is Bethlehem from Jerusalem?

6 miles, or 9.6 kilometres, from the center of Jerusalem.

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Postage and Shipping
Hebrew to English

How much is postage from the US to Israel?

As of April, 2012

Regular letter:

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Price

1

$0.94

2

1.69

3

2.44

3.5

3.19

Large flat envelopes:

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$1.20

12

$8.05

44

$20.85

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1.95

16

9.65

48

22.45

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2.70

20

11.25

52

24.05

4

3.45

24

12.85

56

25.65

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4.20

28

14.45

60

27.25

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4.95

32

16.05

64

28.85

7

5.70

36

17.65

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6.45

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$1.40

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$8.25

44

$21.05

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2.15

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9.85

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22.65

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2.90

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3.65

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13.05

56

25.85

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4.40

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27.45

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5.15

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29.05

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5.90

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17.85

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Hotels and Lodging

Are there any Starwood hotels in Jerusalem?

Nope. The Sheraton used to be a Starwood, but they recently ejected it from the chain.

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Christianity
Islam
Judaism
Jerusalem

Why is Jerusalem important to Jews Christians and Muslims?

For Judaism: The holy land for Judaism is Israel (see Deuteronomy 11:11-12), and the holy city is Jerusalem.


Jerusalem is the center of Judaism. It is important to Jews because it was chosen by God (Zechariah 3:2). It was the site of the Akeidah (Binding of Isaac, in Genesis ch.22) and was later the seat of the Davidic Kings, when King David, Israel's greatest king, founded the dynasty that ruled Judah for much of its history, making Jerusalem the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel during his reign and that of his son, King Solomon.

Most importantly, it was the location of the First and Second Temples, where offerings were made to God and where His presence dwelt in the Holy of Holies (1 Kings ch.8) and was manifested in a number of miracles (Mishna, Avot ch.5).
Jerusalem is called the holy city by the prophets (Isaiah 52:1). It was where Jews would go three times a year to celebrate the holiest festivals (Deuteronomy ch.16). Even after the destruction of the Temple, the Temple Mount and adjacent Western ("Wailing") Wall, which still stands, is the holiest site in Judaism. It is hoped and prophesied (Ezekiel ch.40-44) that one day a third temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem and that the Messiah will come to it.

Jerusalem has become representative of the connection with the Divine. Jerusalem is also seen as the source of Divine Law, as demonstrated in many Jewish prayers: "Ki miTziyon tetze Torah udvar Hashem miYerushalayim - From Zion comes the Torah and the Word of God from Jerusalem" (Isaiah 2:3). Jerusalem is also representative of the Redemption of the Jewish people from their physical and spiritual exile, because this exile causes the melancholy that the Jewish people experience by being apart from God's presence. The Redemption, which Jews believe will be brought by the Messiah, will result in the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem.

According to ancient Hebrew tradition, Jerusalem is the site where God took the very earth from which Adam, the first man, was formed (midrash Rabbah 14:8). Read Genesis carefully; Adam was not created in the garden of Eden; he was taken there. Jerusalem, because it is the first place on Earth where the spirit of God dwelt, is considered a direct link to God.

Judaism is the oldest monotheistic religion and Jerusalem has been its only holy site for over 3000 years. King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by invading Babylonians, and rebuilt at the same site (known as the Temple Mount) about 2500 years ago. It was then destroyed again when the Romans conquered Judea about 2000 years ago, killing a million Jews. All Jews who value their heritage feel ties to Jerusalem and the holy land, where so many of their people struggled for the freedom to practice Judaism. At the same time, Jews believe that all people should be welcome there, regardless of faith.

Jerusalem is the eternal Jewish city, and a symbol of a future time of peace. Jerusalem is also the focal point of prayer of the Jews. When they pray, wherever they are, they face towards Jerusalem (Talmud, Berakhot 30a), with love and longing. The sentiment is aptly expressed in Psalm 137: "By the waters of Babylon, there we sat and wept as we remembered Zion....If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its wisdom." For thousands of years we remembered our exile and prayed for its end. Now at least we can do so from "up close."

See also the Related Links.

Link: The Promised Land

Link: The Western Wall

Link: Destruction and Diaspora

Link: Beauty of Jerusalem

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Transportation and Logistics

Is there a 'sherut' service from Jerusalem to Tiberias or is traveling by buses the only option?

To the best of my knowledge, there is no regular sherutservice from Jerusalem to Tiberias.

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Word Games
Anagrams and Word Scrambles

What words can you make out of the word Jerusalem?

a, are, male, sale, jar, rule, mere, lure, jam, rum, sum, lame, earl, ear, jeer, muse, use, user, sure, jura

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Family Travel
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Air Travel

What is the weight limit for checked baggage going to Kenya?

It depends on the airline, and whether you are flying first class or another level. The Standard Weight Limit Is typically 15-25 kilograms per person.

Anything over this will incur fees.

You can book extra weight for your baggage with your travel agent where you can have, for instance, 20kg instead of 15kg, but there will still be an upper limit beyond which they will not carry your bag.

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Christianity
Islam
Judaism
Jerusalem

Why is Jerusalem the holy place of Christianity Judaism and Islam?

All three religions venerate the Torah, the Old Testament of the bible. They all believe they were descendants of Abraham and see both Abraham and Moses as Prophets. Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel which is where Moses led the Hebrews after freeing them from Slavery. The Temple Mount is where Solomon built a temple where God was suppose to be worshiped. This is also the place where Abraham was suppose to offer up his son Isaac, before being stopped by an angel.

When Jesus came around, it was under rule by Roman pagans. Jesus was a revolutionary raising people to overthrow the Romans and bring the Kingdom of Heaven back to Jerusalem.

The Dome of the Rock is also located in Jerusalem. Which, was built where Muhammad rose to heaven with the angel Gabriel. It is also the stone where Abraham was about to Kill his son Isaac.

All three religions stem from the same place and share similar beliefs, they all see value in the region, because this is suppose to be the Kingdom of God.

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Islam
Jerusalem
Mosque

Who built al aqsa mosque?

The al-Aqsa Mosque was at first a small prayer house built by the Rashidun caliph Umar. It was rebuilt and expanded by the Ummayad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 CE.

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United States of America
Jerusalem
Word Games
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
United States

What US city starts with letter J?

Jamestown == ==

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Christianity
Jerusalem
Bible Statistics and History
Old Testament

How long did it take Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem?

It took Nehemiah 52 days to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 6:15 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

15 The wall was completed (A) in 52 days, on the twenty-fifth day of the month Ellul. (B)

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Judaism
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Why do Jews consider the city of Jerusalem holy?

Because the Jews, being the chosen nation, were given the land ofIsrael by God, and Jerusalem is where the two Temples (and thethird to come) stood/stand.AnswerIt is the site in which the first and second Holy Temples werebuilt. Today the only remains is a single wall known as the Kotelor Western Wall.

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Distances and Travel Times
Jerusalem

What is the distance between Jerusalem and azotus?

41 miles or 66 km.

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Israel

What are some holy cities for Jews?

Jerusalem, Israel.

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Israel

What is the capital of Israel?

The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.

West Jerusalem was established as the national capital in 1950; and in 1980 the Jerusalem Law made the entire unified city of Jerusalem the Israeli capital.

The Debate

It is understandable that Israel, being of holy significance to 3 major religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and being one of the most fought-over and conquered pieces of land in the history of mankind, will spark a monsoon of debate, as to who owns what. But, the fact remains that the capital of Israel was proclaimed by the Israeli government and this capital is Jerusalem.

The issue that a lot of international groups have with the Israeli Declaration that Jerusalem is its capital is that the city defined by the Israelis as Jerusalem contains both de jureIsraeli territory (West Jerusalem) and the de jurenon-Israeli territory (East Jerusalem) which is owed, theoretically, to a Palestinian State. The UN Security Council Resolution 478 crystallized the international stance on this issue. If Israel, like East Germany, claimed that half of a city was its operating capital (i.e. West Jerusalem - but East Berlin in the German case), many international observers would have fewer objections to recognizing it as the capital of Israel. However, as the official Israeli capital contains territory that is not technically Israeli, many organizations and countries prefer to treat Tel Aviv, a city that is unequivocally Israeli and the site of David Ben Gurion's Declaration of Independence, as the working capital. Therefore, all embassies in Israel are in Tel Aviv.

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Roman Empire
US Congress

What is the two part Nero Wolfe where Kari Matchett sits in Nero's office and pretends she's a princess?

"Over My Dead Body"

But of course she isn't a princess. She is actually Wolfe's adopted daughter, although that is not revealed until the last scene.

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Who destroyed the first temple in Jerusalem?

The first temple was destroyed by the Babylonians, circa 600 BCE. At the time the leader was Nebuchadnezzar.

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Israel
Palestinian Territories

Where is Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is located in Israel and/or Palestine, which are countries in the Middle East.

There is much discussion concerning Jerusalem's proper legal nature and ownership:

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel annexed East Jerusalem and considers it a part of Israel, although the international community has rejected the annexation as illegal and considers East Jerusalem occupied territory. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and most foreign embassies are located in Tel Aviv and its suburbs. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. Israel, however, considers the entire city to be a part of Israel following its annexation of East Jerusalem through the Jerusalem Law of 1980.

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