The Oldest Video Footage of Jerusalem You Will Ever See

by Leah Rosenberg

Seeing any video footage of Jerusalem is always special. But when it is from over 100 years ago, it is well worth your time.

Video Footage of Jerusalem

Seeing video footage of Jerusalem from 1913 is unique. It can be hard to think that it existed then. But that is only a little over 100 years ago! Jerusalem has existed for thousands of years more than that!

Take a look at the life that existed. The people. The buildings. Some things you can recognize, and some things look completely different.

But the thing that is the same? The ancient feel. The old stones. Jerusalem. There are some things that never change about Jerusalem, and that is remarkable.

Quotes about Jerusalem

Here are some quotes about Jerusalem that really puts the indescribable into words (Courtesy of jpost):

“For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish hope and longing. No other city has played such a dominant role in the history, culture, religion and consciousness of a people as has Jerusalem in the life of Jewry and Judaism. Throughout centuries of exile, Jerusalem remained alive in the hearts of Jews everywhere as the focal point of Jewish history, the symbol of ancient glory, spiritual fulfillment and modern renewal. This heart and soul of the Jewish people engenders the thought that if you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be ‘Jerusalem.’”
– Teddy Kollek

“In the din and tumult of the age, the still small voice of Jerusalem remains our only music.”
– Israel Zangwill

“Without Jerusalem, the land of Israel is as a body without a soul.”
– Elhanan Leib Lewinsky

“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity.” 
– Yehuda Amichai

Celebrating Jerusalem

Although there is a specific day to celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem, Jerusalem is one of those cities that can and should be celebrated every day.

And hopefully one day soon, we will celebrate the complete rebuilding of the holiest city in the world.

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