מְפִיבֹשֶׁת יֹשֵׁב בִּירוּשָׁלִַם כִּי עַל־שֻׁלְחַן הַמֶּלֶךְ תָּמִיד הוּא אֹכֵל וְהוּא פִּסֵּחַ שְׁתֵּי רַגְלָיו Hear the verse in Hebrew
um-fee-VO-shet yo-SHAYV bee-ru-sha-LA-yim KEE al shul-KHAN ha-ME-lekh ta-MEED HU o-KHAYL v’-HU fi-SAY-akh sh’-TAY rag-LAV
The Property of the Entire Nation
For the sake of his beloved friend Yehonatan (Jonathan), King David gives Mefiboshet a place at his table in the royal palace in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). As Yerushalayim is the city of peace, it stands to reason that this is the place where King David made such a peaceful gesture. Hashem (God) intends for Yerushalayim to be a place where all of Israel will be content with one another. To that end, the holy capital city is not the property of any one tribe. Rather, it belongs to the entire nation, and is the eternal religious and political center of the entire Jewish people. Be inspired by Jerusalem and the Land of Israel through Israel365’s Daily Inspirations devotional.