"Speak to the heart of Jerusalem" with these words of Isaiah, God comforts us after the destruction of the Temple. Shadal points out a frightening parallel. After Shechem violated Dinah, he sought to appease her with the same words: …he loved the young woman and he spoke to the young woman's heart. The linguistic parallel between these instances of "speaking to the heart" is powerful. It suggests that the bond of the Jewish people to Jerusalem carries the sanctity of intimate monogamy. Having been overrun by strangers, God comforts not just the Jewish people but also the city of Jerusalem. The flourishing of modern Jerusalem demonstrates that the years have not dulled this intimacy; the Jewish people and Jerusalem were meant to be!