The Return to Jerusalem ✡ “He Will Choose Yerushalayim Again” – Israel365

Proclaim further: Thus said God of Hosts: My towns shall yet overflow with bounty. For Hashem will again comfort Tzion; He will choose Yerushalayim again
Zechariah 1:17 (The Israel Bible™)

עוֹד קְרָא לֵאמֹר כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת עוֹד תְּפוּצֶינָה עָרַי מִטּוֹב וְנִחַם יְהוָה עוֹד אֶת־צִיּוֹן וּבָחַר עוֹד בִּירוּשָׁלִָם
Hear the verse in Hebrew

OD k’-RA lay-MOR KOH a-MAR a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT OD t’-fu-TZE-nah a-RAI mi-TOV
v’-ni-KHAM a-do-NAI OD et tzi-YON u-va-KHAR OD 
bee-ru-sha-LA-im

The Return to Jerusalem

The prophet Zecharya (Zechariah)  lived during a very exciting time in Jewish history, when the Persian King Darius allowed his Jewish subjects to return to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) and rebuild the Beit Hamikdash (Holy temple). While there are some who heeded the prophet’s call to return to the Land of Israel, many Jews did not.  Zecharya encouraged the Children of Israel to return to the Land of Israel by reiterating Hashem’s (God’s) promises and blessings regarding the Land of Israel. In the above verse, Hashem promises, “My towns shall yet overflow with bounty. For Hashem will again comfort Tzion, He will choose Yerushalayim again.”
Read more about Zecharya’s prophecies of return

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