Yirmiyahu Eleven: Jerusalem

Fortuitously, this particular chapter mentions Jerusalem multiple times. We hear about the ancient city almost immediately. “Hearten to the words of this covenant, and you shall speak to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 11:2).” I’m paying particular attention to the mentions of Jerusalem and Israel, because I’m finally back in Israel for the first time in 8 months. It’s the longest I’ve been gone in years, and being back has made me realize just how much I’ve missed being here. These are the streets where the prophets walked, where the stories that I read every day were played out. There are a million reasons why it makes more sense for me to live in America. But being here gives me a feeling that nowhere else does. 

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