AnaRina Heymann speaks to Breaking News Israel. "The spiritual is dependent on the material. What happens in Israel physically and materially has a spiritual impact,” she elaborated.
This united territory, the “city knit together” in King David’s language, must include both the Temple Mount, which represents worship, and the City of David, which represents daily life. “They need to go together,” she emphasized.
“Jewish Sages also explain this verse as referring to the earthly Jerusalem and the heavenly Jerusalem being knit together. So we have both a horizontal [Temple Mount and City of David] and a vertical [earthly Jerusalem and heavenly Jerusalem] interpretation of this verse.”