Jerusalem of Gold




For many years it was on my mind and heart to paint Jerusalem as it might have been when The Temple (Ha Mikdash, The Holy Place) was on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the Land of Israel. For Jews, the Golden City is the center of the world from the time of David and Solomon, who built the First Temple – until 70 A.D. when Rome destroyed and burned Jerusalem, the Temple, massacred its inhabitants – then drove any Jews who remained out into the Diaspora. The Western Wall is all that remains of ancient Jerusalem; it is the heart of Israel today. The Third Temple waits to be built..