Speak to the Heart of Jerusalem - Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

Episode 58 December 13, 2021 00:41:05
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Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people, has always held a place in the heart of every Jew. Now, with the 50th anniversary of its reunification, what role does Jerusalem play in our lives?

This lecture took place at the 12th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com.

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