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Spiritual significance of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians and Muslims

Spiritual significance of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians and Muslims

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Published by World Council of Churches in Geneva .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Report on a colloquium convened by the Office on Interreligious Relations of the World Council of Churches, General Secretariat of the Lutheran World Federation, Holy See"s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue held 2-6 May, 1993, Glion, Switzerland.

Statementedited by Hans Ucko.
ContributionsUcko, Hans., World Council of Churches. Office on Inter-Religious relations., Lutheran World Federation., Colloquium on the Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians and Muslims (1993 : Glion, Switzerland)
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Open LibraryOL16482652M

Excellent for getting to learn all about the history of this city. The author is definitely more forgiving of the Muslims' actions in Jerusalem than she is of the Christians or Jews, but still a good and informative read. Only tells the history up until about (not surprising since this book was published in ), so recent history is missing.4/5.   Nevertheless, together with their cousins the Jews and Christians, Muslims share the same histories leading back to the creation of Adam. The Qur’an refers to the followers of Judaism and Christianity as Ahl al-Kitab, or people of the book.

At the end of , a total of 3, non-Arab Christians resided in Jerusalem. This population included a significant portion of the Armenians (residents of the Armenian Quarter), clergy, monks and nuns, Christians holding Israeli citizenship or residence, and immigrants (primarily from the former Soviet Union) who identify as Christians. Dutch textbook says Jerusalem is holy to Muslims, Christians, not Jews Likoed Nederland, a pro-Israel group, called the book a form of “historical falsification.".

"Jewish_answers:" id="Jewish_answers:">Jewish answers: Jerusalem is the center of Judaism. It is important to Jews because. it was the site of the Akeidah (Binding of. Although Christians have religious freedom in Israel, Arab believers, especially in Jerusalem, do indeed suffer at the hands of both Jews and Muslims. Moubarak spends 14 chapters of One Friday in Jerusalem — one for each station of the cross — poignantly explaining what life was like in the ancient city, recalling memories from his own life.


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Spiritual significance of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians and Muslims Download PDF EPUB FB2

Jerusalem is a holy city for all three Abrahamic religions. It is most important site of Jews. Then Christians and finally 3rd important site for Muslims. Temple Mount is a sacred site for Jews. It is where Jewish prophet Soloman built his kingdom.

The Biblical Significance of Jerusalem to Jews and Christians. (The Fellowship), which was founded in to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews and build broad support for Israel. Today it is one of the leading forces helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide — and is the largest channel of Christian.

Centuries later, holy wars burned apocalyptic Jerusalem into the Western mind, sparking expressly religious conflict among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The heat stretched from Richard the Lionheart to Field Marshal Edmund Allenby, whose World War I conquest /5(56).

Jerusalem holds the same religious significance for Palestinian Christians and Muslims as it does for Christians and Muslims everywhere. Its name in Arabic, al-Quds ("the Holy"), signifies its central roles for both religions.

Both the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christianity's most holy site which commemorates the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ to heaven, as well as the. Significance to Jews. Jerusalem is a holy city for Judaism. Jews consider its soil and air to be holy and Spiritual significance of Jerusalem for Jews, mentioning the city’s name in prayers.

King Solomon made Jerusalem the capital of Judaism by building the Temple there in the 10 th Century BC. The Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in BC and exiled most of the Jews.

It is here that Jews pray and it is a very special place, of religious, spiritual and historical significance to us. It was also from Jerusalem that King David ruled.

For thousands of years, Jews have prayed facing Jerusalem; remember, we were the majority in that city before Islam even existed. In Judaism. Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Judaism and the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people since the 10th century BCE. [2] During classical antiquity, Jerusalem was considered the center of the world, where God resided.

[3] The city of Jerusalem is given special status in Jewish religious particular, Jews outside Jerusalem pray facing its direction, and the. The city of Jerusalem is given special status in Jewish religious particular, Jews outside Jerusalem pray facing its direction, and the maaser sheni, revai andFirst Fruits must be eaten in Jerusalem.

Any expansion of the city for these purposes must be approved by thewhen the Temple in Jerusalem was standing, Jerusalem observed special laws regarding the Four Species. Jerusalem – for Christians, Jews and Muslims – is both a city and an idea since Jerusalem was founded, Jews have spent more time telling stories about.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerusalem holds deep religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians, heightening the stakes for President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital. Jerusalem includes the holiest ground in Judaism, the third-holiest shrine in Islam and major Christian sites linked to the life of Jesus.

The three religions have co-existed in Jerusalem with. Jerusalem is perhaps the only city in the world that is considered historically and spiritually significant to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.

The city of Jerusalem is known in Arabic as Al-Quds or Baitul-Maqdis ("The Noble, Sacred Place"), and the importance of the city to Muslims comes as a surprise to some Christians and Jews. Because religious people herald Jerusalem as earth's link to heaven. For centuries millions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims from every corner of the globe gathered in Jerusalem in the expectation of hearing the Word of God.

They still do. This is a book about those ancient religious traditions which has made Jerusalem's name sacred and immortal."5/5(3). NEW YORK (AP) — Jerusalem holds deep religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians, heightening the stakes for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.

Jerusalem includes the holiest ground in Judaism, the third-holiest shrine in Islam and major Christian sites linked to the life of Jesus. The three religions have [ ]. Jerusalem's Spiritual Significance It is the centrality of Jerusalem in Jewish law and history, then, that endows the city with its spiritual significance in Judaism.

Because it was the capi¬tal of the country whenever it enjoyed independence, Jerusalem came to embody Jewish national and spiritual aspirations. The Significance of Jerusalem for Muslims The spiritual importance of Beit al-Maqdis12 (Jerusalem) and Masjid al-Aqsa (the al-Aqsa Mosque) derives from the fact that for sixteen months,13 the mosque was the first qibla (direction of prayer) for Muslims.

It is Islam's second most holy mosque, after Mecca. Jerusalem is the center of Judaism. It is important to Jews because it was chosen by God (Zechariah ).

It was the site of the Akeidah (Binding of Isaac, in Genesis ch) and was later the seat. Jerusalem also known as ‘Yerushalayim’ in Hebrew or ‘Al-Quds’ in Arabic is one of the oldest cities in the world. There are many legends and stories associated with this city which makes.

Jerusalem has always been significant to Christians because of the places there where Jesus ministered and, most importantly, where he died and rose again. This is the obvious and simple significance of Jerusalem to the Christian world. This is why Helen, mother of Constantine, built churches there in the 4th century that commemorated t.

This group is searching for the true meaning of the image and likeness of God – the true image that reinforces the common Jewish-Christian spiritual ground, based on which the Jews and.

The Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem. Johan Malan, University of the North, South Africa. Abstract: Jerusalem is the city chosen by God to put His name there forever. The important revelations to mankind through events in Jerusalem will be resumed at the second coming of Jesus.

The conversation about Jerusalem is also, inevitably, a conversation about faith — and, specifically, about control of some of the holiest sites to Jews, Muslims and Christians.Part of the significance of the land stems from the religious significance of Jerusalem (the holiest city to Judaism), as the historical region of Jesus' ministry, and as the site of the Isra and Mi'raj event of c.

CE in Islam. The holiness of the land as a destination of Christian pilgrimage contributed to launching the Crusades, as European Christians sought to win back the Holy Land Current use: Major pilgrimage destination for the .Jerusalem is a symbol and a promise of the presence of God, of fraternity and peace for human ind, in particular the children of Abraham: Jews, Christians and Muslims.

We call upon all parties concerned to comprehend and accept the nature and deep significance of Jerusalem, City of God. None can appropriate it in exclusivist ways.