So, let me get this straight.
Have things gotten better for Americans with the U.S. Embassy’s relocation? I’m kind of imagining those films where an American needs protection and suddenly has to escape Israel back to the U.S.! He runs to – and just makes it – into the embassy in Jerusalem! And voila – he’s just lost the convenience of being right near the Ben Gurion Airport!
However, here’s the bright side, he’s gotten a lot closer to a much Higher Authority! There’s nothing like being at the center of holiness. There’s all this godly energy in Jerusalem. It’s not just a location; it’s a spiritual massage.
After all, it’s supposedly so meaningful that the streets are paved with Jerusalem stone. But isn’t every city paved with their own stuff? Like isn’t New York using New York concrete, or France using French cobblestones? They aren’t like uplifting some other city’s streets and laying it on theirs, are they?
But then again there’s so much history in Jerusalem. But isn’t London’s history in London and Belgium’s history in Belgium? So, what’s the big Jerusalem mystique?
It is said that G-d is especially in Jerusalem, 24/7. And for a lot of us that’s important. This gift is awesome. I guess we are surprised it is a rocky, stone-filled place. It is not some awesome oasis or tree-lined park. It’s nothing like Central or Yellowstone Park. It could be cold and hard-looking. But, as they say, we don’t judge a book by its cover.
This is a place where G-d’s energy wraps around each stone and radiates through it. It sends the message there can be holiness where you least expect it.
So, as we move forward, it’s nice to have another place confirming to the world around us that Jerusalem is our capital. But it’s still comforting to know that in our heart of hearts, it was, is, and will always be the heartland and perpetual access panel to the highest and most effective Authority we are blessed to have.
Have a capital day, my friends!
Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or