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Question:

What does Judaism teach? Will Jerusalem ever be attacked and destroyed again? Jerusalem and Judah, as we all know, was destroyed and burned two times in recorded Biblical history - 586 BC and 70 AD. The Tanach records no other destructions of Jerusalem that I can find. From what I recall, after 70 AD, first the Temple then the city was rebuilt and later expanded by Muslim and Turkish empires and stands as it is today - occupied by strangers but never destroyed. Thanks for your help. 



AskTheRabbi.org answered:

Judaism teaches that until the Messiah comes the Jewish Nation will be persecuted and exiled over and over again. As the Messiah has not yet revealed his presence to us that means that, in theory, anything can happen, including another tragic dispersion from the Holy City of Jerusalem.


 
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