What Jerusalem Means To Us – Jewish Perspectives and Reflections

Jerusalem is a distinctive city for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their adherents. It is equally special for Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, having been their home for decades, if not centuries and millennia.

What Jerusalem Means to Us: Jewish Perspectives and Reflections addresses the intimate and unique connections among Jews, Judaism, and Jerusalem along a variety of dimensions – religious, spiritual, historical, cultural, political, psychological, and social. These are manifested through the perspectives and reflections of sixteen Jewish authors representing different backgrounds. The resultant essays present a rich array of personal and professional transformations, extraordinary love and hope for Jerusalem, as well as an honest appraisal of some of the challenges of daily living.

What Jerusalem Means to Us: Jewish Perspectives and Reflections is published by the Jerusalem Peace Institute, which highlights Jerusalem as humanity’s shared gift governed by two peoples and cherished by three faiths, and its centrality for a just peace. It complements well the successful What Jerusalem Means to Us: Christian Perspectives and Reflections (2018) and What Jerusalem Means to Us: Muslim Perspectives and Reflections (2020), which were published by HCEF.

Edited by:

Dr. Saliba Sarsar
Co-Founder/President, The Jerusalem Peace Institute
Professor of Political Science, Monmouth University
Dr. Carole Monica C. Burnett
Co-Chair, HCEF Research & Publication Committee and
Editor of the Church and Fathers of the Church Mediaeval Continuation,
The Catholic University of America Press

Holy Land Books
An imprint of Noble Book Publishing Company