The view from my veranda

The Hurva Synagogue


14th March 2010. Midweek Update

Yassir Arafat stated that the Jews were not earnest in their desire to hold on to Jerusalem because we did not rebuild the Hurva Synagogue in the Old Jewish Quarter. As I write thousands of people have accompanied the first Sefer Torah from the Kotel to the fully and lovingly rebuilt synagogue.

This Seder night when we repeat the words of our 2,000 year prayer “Le Shana haba’ah b’Yerushalyim” (Next Year in Jerusalem) everyone will know that we mean it. Not only do we mean it today but we mean it this year, next year and all the years to come!