Jerusalem was destroyed. The exiles who returned now had to rebuild the city beginning with the Temple. We might compare this to rebuilding after 9/11 or any of the personal “Ground Zeroes” that tragically upend our lives.
(Sorry about the bit of silence at around the 38 minute mark. Not sure what happened there. If you keep listening, the sound comes back.)
- See Time article on 9/11. http://time.com/world-trade-center/
- Also see clip of Mayor Giuliani ‘s speech on the evening of 9/11/2001. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiA5NNjf7XQ