“ויהי בשלם סכו ומעונתו בציון” (תהלים ע”ו, ג).

ירושלם בימי הכיבוש (יהושע י’, א)

וַיְהִי֩ כִשְׁמֹ֨עַ אֲדֹֽנִי־צֶ֜דֶק מֶ֣לֶךְ יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם כִּֽי־לָכַ֨ד יְהוֹשֻׁ֣עַ אֶת־הָעַי֮ וַיַּחֲרִימָהּ֒ כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֤ה לִֽירִיחוֹ֙ וּלְמַלְכָּ֔הּ כֵּן־עָשָׂ֥ה לָעַ֖י וּלְמַלְכָּ֑הּ וְכִ֨י הִשְׁלִ֜ימוּ יֹשְׁבֵ֤י גִבְעוֹן֙ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַיִּֽהְי֖וּ בְּקִרְבָּֽם׃

 “אשר יבחר ה’ אלקיכם בו לשכן שמו שם” (דברים י”ב, יא 

ירושלים בלשון רבים – כפןל כמו עיניים, אוזניים

“כל הגוים… כי מציון תצא תורה ודבר ה’ מירושלים”.

מזמור קכ”ב:

  “שיר המעלות לדוד

 שמחתי באמרים לי, בית ה’ נלך.

 עומדות היו רגלינו בשעריך ירושלם.

 ירושלם הבנויה כעיר שחוברה-לה יחדו.

 ששם עלו שבטים שבטי-יה עדות לישראל, להודות לשם ה’.

 כי שמה ישבו כסאות למשפט, כסאות לבית דוד.

 שאלו שלום ירושלם, ישליו אהביך.

 יהי שלום בחילך, שלוה בארמנותיך.

 למען אחי ורעי, אדברה-נא שלום בך.

 למען בית-ה’ אלקינו, אבקשה טוב-לך”.

Daily Zohar # 3312 – Tzav – For he has chosen Zion

Zion is the connecting point of Yesod of Malchut. It is called “Mount Zion” because it is the higher level where we can see the Light. It is the center of the world. The first letter of יסוד, Yessod is Yod to tell us that it includes the light from the highest level. The word has a numerical value of 80 to tell us that it is spread from the level of Chokmah down with the ability to connect to Malchut. Jerusalem is Malchut and below Yesod.
Jerusalem of the lower level is dark without the light from the ‘Mount of Zion’ that brings completion and fulfillment. Without the Holy Temple and the constant flow of Light to the world, Jerusalem is ‘sick.’ That is why Jerusalem is a code word for the soul’s yearning for the light, feeling sick without it.
This aspect is revealed from the name itself.
Jerusalem, ‘ירושלם’ is numerically 586, same as ‘Shofar,’ ‘שופר,’ which is the aspect of connection to the upper levels.
The actual pronunciation of the name is ‘Yerushalayim’ that is normally requires the letter Yod י to be present just before the last letter of the name. Instead, we find only the ‘chirik’ with is a vowel the comes under the Yod to pronounce it correctly. Interesting is that the English word is pronounced like the Hebrew name without the missing Yod.
We find 622 times the incomplete form of the name ‘ירושלם’ and only five times the complete and proper form of the name ‘ירושלים’ in the Bible. (tap here for the search tool I used)
The five times the name appears is related to the Holy aspect of Jerusalem.
The letter Yod י represents the Light from Keter and Chokmah and the name without the Yod that appears 622 times in the Bible has the numerical value of the word בכתר, ‘in Keter,’ revealing where to find the missing Light that Jerusalem, ‘ירושלם’ needs to be ‘healthy.’
The verse expresses the desire of the body (Jerusalem, Malchut) to connect to the Light (Yessod) it needs.
The complete name will come to be when Mashiach removes the negativity from the worlds and bring the third and everlasting Holy Temple.
Our body is the aspect of Malchut, and the soul has the desire to connect to God and draw Love and Light from Yessod that is the ‘Beauty and joy of the whole earth’ as the verse above expresses.
Here are few links to additional and important studies related to the flow of the Light from Keter to Malchut.