Ya’akov Avinu opened our hearts even while we were in the lowest, darkest night. You can still hear him saying to every one of us who ever lived until Mashiach comes, “Don’t give up, G-d is with you. You are always in Yerushalayim; you are always in the Holy Temple. There is no power in the world that can destroy the Holy Temple. There is no power in the world that can estrange you from G-d.”…
The Holy Temple is absolutely the most permanent connection. Why was the Holy Wall never destroyed? Because we never stopped being connected to it. Even though the other walls were still destroyed, there is something very deep inside of me that never left the Western Wall.
The Holy Temple is still standing.
The only question is for each of us — are we ready to enter it?
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
Soul of Jerusalem