| The next day Moshe entered the Tent of the Pact, and there the staff of Aharon of the house of Levi had sprouted: it had brought forth sprouts, produced blossoms, and borne almondsNumbers 17:23 (The Israel Bible™)
וַיְהִי מִמָּחֳרָת וַיָּבֹא מֹשֶׁה אֶל־אֹהֶל הָעֵדוּת וְהִנֵּה פָּרַח מַטֵּה־אַהֲרֹן לְבֵית לֵוִי וַיֹּצֵא פֶרַח וַיָּצֵץ צִיץ וַיִּגְמֹל שְׁקֵדִים
Hear the verse in Hebrew
vai-HEE mi-ma-kha-RAT va-ya-VO mo-SHEH el O-hel ha-ay-DUT v’-hi-NAY pa-RAKH
ma-tay a-ha-RON l’-VAYT lay-VEE va-YO-tzay FE-rakh va-YA-tzaytz TZEETZ va-yig-MOL sh’-kay-DEEM
Israel is the land of vitality! Everywhere you look, you see life, growth, and vitality. You ask: To whom does Jerusalem belong? It belongs to those who make it bud and blossom, to those who make it live and grow.” 71 years after the establishment of the modern state of Israel, Jerusalem continues to show even more incredible signs of life and vitality. Jerusalem in Jewish hands is indeed ordained by God, just as the budding of Aharon’s staff demonstrated in the verse above.