This post presents a collection of quotes from rabbinic liturgy describing the significance of Jerusalem in Jewish tradition.
Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem
“Whoever did not see Jerusalem in her glory has never seen a beautiful city”
— Sukkah 51b
“Ten measures of beauty descended to the world, Jerusalem took nine”
— Kidushin 49b
“Jerusalem is the light of the world”
— Bereshit Rabbah 59
“The Land of Israel sits at the center of the world and Jerusalem sits at the center of the Land of Israel”
— Tanchuma Kedoshim 10
“There is no beauty like that of Jerusalem”
— Avot of Rabbi Natan 28
“All who pray in Jerusalem – it is as if he prayed before the throne of glory, because the gate of heaven is situated there”
— Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer 35
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