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-Lhe story of Jerusalem is 2,900 years old. There was a city here 1,000 years
earlier. But the real story of Jerusalem begins with David, King of Judah.
Labouring to win peace for his people, David at last united the tribes of Judah
realignments of those centuries runs the trail of storm and conquest of Jerusalem.
Folly or malaise within frequently aided in its destruction. But seldom did it fall
except after bitter siege and before overwhelming force. And always it rose again.
Jerusalem was implicit in the whole philosophy of Jewish life. "Remembering
Zion" was woven not only into their daily liturgy, but also into the texture of their
daily life, into its exalted moments and trivial, into its personal joys and sorrows,
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Polaris- - LibraryThing
I found this book in a small used bookshop in Brecon. It was a pretty gruelling read as the diarist recorded repeated accounts of hunger, constant shelling, and endless deprivation. The conditions in ... Read full review
Review: Jerusalem Embattled: A Diary of the City Under Siege March 25, 1948 to July 18th, 1948 (Global Issues)User Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
Heartbreaking. Essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East. Read full review