v’-na-KHAL a-do-NAI et y’-hu-DAH khel-KO AL ad-MAT ha-KO-desh u-va-KHAR OD bee-ru-sha-LA-im
God’s Love of the Land
There are many explanations of the meaning of the name Yerushalayim (ירושלים), the Hebrew for Jerusalem. According to the Sages, the name Yerushalayim comes from the words Yirah (יראה) and Shalem (שלם). Yirah is the Hebrew word for awe, and shalemmeans complete. According to this interpretation, the name Yerushalayim means to completely submit oneself to Hashem (God). This holy city is so special and beloved to man because Hashem loves it so much. This is how humans relate to the entire Land of Israel: We love this land because Hashem loves this land. Pictured above is the Mount of Olives, adjacent to the Old City in Yerushalayim.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel.
Steve has also authored and published 33 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.