Today we will cover:
Unit 1 - What is "Greatness"?
Greatness is measured by the historical significance that the city has had on the Modern World.
Jerusalem is a great city that is extremely significant to the main religions around the world.
Unit 1 - Why is Jerusalem Great?
- People - Geography - Culture - History
Unit 1 - Is "Greatness" defined by "Perspective"?
a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Is Jerusalem not great based on her history, people, etc.?
Greatness is defined by perspective, but the greatness of Jerusalem is pretty hard to argue.
Some Fun Facts:
1. Jerusalem has 1,578 public gardens and parks. 2. On average 1,100 tons of trash are picked up and thrown away and 8,500 km of road are swept daily. 3. Jerusalem has over 2,000 archeological sites. 4. There are over 30,000 volunteer workers in Jerusalem 5. Jerusalem has over 70 cultural centers that teach art, music, poetry, literature, and performance to young people. 6. There are more than 60 museums in Jerusalem. 7. There are 90 hotels in Jerusalem hosting over 9,000 hotel rooms. 8. There are 30 annual festivals in Jerusalem, the most in all of Israel. 9. A lion is the emblem of the municipality of Jerusalem. 10. Throughout Jewish history, Jews have wanted to be buried on Mount of Olives. There is estimated to be about 150,000 graves dating back to the 15th century till now.
- Greatness is defined by historical significance - Jerusalem was made great by its people, culture, history and geography - Greatness is defined by perspective