Why do most Jews consider Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel?

Jewish history and Jewish tradition is linked to Jerusalem more than to any other place on earth. From about 1000 B.C.E. when King David seized that city from the Philistines and set it up as his capital, Jerusalem has been sacred to the Jews. When King Solomon built the First Temple there, it became a holy city, often called "the Eternal City." Jews lived in Jerusalem and prayed for its well-being for one thousand years before there were Christians on the face of the earth and for sixteen hundred years before Islamic nations came into being.

Rabbi Ron

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