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MACCABI WORLD UNION, DESCRIPTION & IDEOLOGY, BY RABBI CARLOS A. TAPIERO Yom Yerushalayim Message
By: Rabbi Carlos A. Tapiero, Carlos@maccabiworld.org
Deputy Director-General
Maccabi World Union, www.maccabiworld.org
 

RABBI CARLOS TAPIERO, MWU DEPUTY - DIRECTOR GENERAL & DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Tuesday, May 6, 2013

 Yom Yerushalayim Message

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

Tomorrow night and through Wednesday evening, we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, the day dedicated to the Capital of the modern State of Israel - the spiritual capital of the Jewish people.

 

Those who create media news, all too often biased and based on misinformation and bad reporting, always seem to call Jerusalem a "center of conflict", between Israelis and Palestinians, between Jews and Muslims, between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews, and more. But we who know Jerusalem, we who experience its richness, and we who honor, value and love her... we know that Jerusalem is so far beyond her daily problems and challenges. Jerusalem is our past and our present, at once glorious and extraordinary.

 

The past and the legacy of Jerusalem:

Jerusalem appears 669 times in the Hebrew Bible. In the Torah it is not mentioned by name except as "the place that God will choose."*

 In Rabbinic literature there are thousands of references to Jerusalem, including:

- "Jerusalem was not divided among the tribes."**

- " 'Of all the tribes': this refers to Jerusalem and all [the people of] Israel, who are partners in her"*** [Jerusalem is the property of the entire Jewish people without exception].

- "The Land of Israel is in the center of the world and Jerusalem is in the center of the Land of Israel."****

- And a messianic vision: "In the future all nations and kingdoms will meet in Jerusalem."*****

 

Jerusalem is inspiration and demand; heaven and earth; center and closure; hope and redemption.

 

Jerusalem's present:

Jerusalem, in the multiplicity of its meanings, in the variety of its aspects, in the grandeur of its color - the Jerusalem stone covering all the facades of the buildings in the city - is today a true Capital of the modern State of Israel. We have seen it grow over the years in countless ways; the most important and outstanding instances:

- The renaissance of its historic and traditional neighborhoods.

- Transformation of the Yafo Road into a thoroughfare traversed  by a new rail transit system.

- Construction of the Bridge of Strings - Gesher HaMeitarim****** - at the entrance to the city, modern emblem of a changing city.

- Establishment of new pedestrian streets.

- Beautification of Independence Park - Gan Ha'atzmaut - one of the city's "green lungs".

- The opening of new hotels.

- And, of course, expansion of Teddy Stadium from 23,000 to 31,000 seats and renewal of the whole city sports infrastructure for the Maccabiah.

 

Jerusalem's future and its projects - to be opened soon:

Jerusalem plans its growth with a great deal of care and respect for her enormous spiritual, religious and historical legacy. In order for her future to reflect something of her past glory, new construction projects are underway:

* Commercial and Financial Park at the city's entrance.

* Oceanographic Park - the largest in Israel, with glass tunnels to walk among the diverse sea life.

* A huge movie theater complex - "Cinema City" - opening soon.
*  Bike Park, scheduled to open before the Maccabiah.

* "Deer Valley" - "Emek HaTzva'im" - 70 acres, the largest in the country.

* Shruber Cultural Center - an architectural masterpiece with 12 halls.

 

New routes are in construction to easily arrive to Jerusalem:

* Fast train - will cover the Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem route in 28 minutes.

* New road entrance to the city - which will dramatically reduce traffic jams at the entrance to Israel's capital.

 

This is the way we live today in Jerusalem: in a dialogue between tradition - which places Jerusalem at the center of the heart, the liturgy, the mysticism of 3 millennia of Jewish feeling... and its present and future, seeking its relevance and the permanence of its message in an ever growing, ever evolving State of Israel.

 

Jerusalem is the supreme symbol of our millennial yearning to return to Zion and our eternal Capital. On this Yom Yerusahalayim, we celebrate the joy of being able to reconnect with ourselves as Jews, walking its narrow alleys to rejoice in the majesty of the Temple Mount, discovering the excitement of being part of a chain that links us with all our past and future generations of Jews who, through us, have returned to Jerusalem, the city we never forsook and left behind, the City that was and is the center of our prayers.

 

With deep gratitude to our soldiers, the liberators of Jerusalem,
for giving us the opportunity to be one

with the City of Light, of Peace, of Unity,

 

Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Chazak ve'ematz!

 

RABBI CARLOS A. TAPIERO

Deputy Director-General & Director of Education

Maccabi World Union

 

For instance, in Deuteronomy XVI, 15.

** Talmudic Tractate Yoma 12a.

*** Avot DeRabbi Natan 35.

****Tanchuma Kedoshim 10.

*****Avot DeRabbi Natan 35.

******Designed by the famous Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava.


 
   
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