.. as one who was born in Jerusalem

IN honour of the coming week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, there is this quote.

Shmuel Yoseph Agnon, in his acceptance speech on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966, said ” through an historical catastrophe – the destruction of Jerusalem by the Emperor of Rome – I was born in one of the cities of the Diaspora. But I always deemed myself as one who was born in Jerusalem.”