Jerusalem - The Eye of the Universe
By Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
At a time when the struggle for control of Jerusalem is being played out, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why it is so significant.
What is the significance of Jerusalem? Why is it the only city mentioned in our prayers? Why must the Temple be located on a specific spot? Why is Jerusalem's status so significant to its friends and enemies? What is the source of its holiness? This book answers these questions and many more.
Anyone who reads Rabbi Kaplan’s historical and mystical account of Jerusalem will be inspired with its holiness and filled with determination that it remain the eternal capital of Israel.