The Western Wall Heritage Fund

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Speech in Honor of The Pope’s Visit to Worship at the Western Wall
Distinguished guest, Pope Franciscus

Welcome to the Holy City, Jerusalem.

King David, the pleasant singer of Israel, wrote in the Book of Psalms, “When the Lord returns the returnees to Zion, we shall be like dreamers”. The Jerusalem to which you have arrived, Your Holiness, is not just the realistic Jerusalem.  It is also the Jerusalem of dreams; the dreams of millions of Jews throughout the long two-thousand-year exile.  Jerusalem is a dream which was fulfilled, and we continue to walk in it like dreamers.

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