"By bringing together a bountiful sample of quotations from Jewish, Christian and Muslim sources over three thousand years, The Jerusalem Book of Quotations succeeds in conveying the Holy City s unique diversity and complexity. In it the reader will find the tapestry of often conflicting viewpoints about the meaning of Jerusalem as well as expressions of the city s unique spiritual quality." --Binyamin Netanyahu, MK Former Minister of Finance and Former Prime Minister of Israel
"Jeursalem: The name itself arouses powerful emotional responses; so revered by the three main religions that its very existence is a contant reminder of the battles for its heart, the praises to its beauty and the heady cries of its victors throughout the ages... This book offers impressions of Jerusalem but in doing so spells out its history from the viewpoint of those who visited, dwelt there, conquered it, despaired at its loss or celebrated its return to the Jewish people... each segment offers the reader food for thought and contemplation as well as for lively discussion. It should be a worthy addition to any library." --Rolly Kohansky, ESRA magazine reviewer
"Jerusalem over its thousands of years is mirrored through the quotations in this book. Jerusalem is seen through the eyes of its beholders, yet the city is deeper, higher, and more everlasting than anything one can say about it." --Professor Arieh Eldad, MK
About the Author
Jack Friedman is a professor emeritus and former dean of Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from New York University s Graduate School of Arts and Science, and B.A. and B.R.E degrees from Yeshiva University.