Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist opens up about Jerusalem and Israel. Peterson shares his thoughts from a psychological point of view of the religious connections to the Holy City.

Jordan Peterson

Peterson born in 1962, a Canadian Clinical Psychologist. His main area of studies are abnormal, social and personality psychology. With a particular interest in psychology of religious and ideological beliefs.

Peterson has written two books, Maps of Meaning: Architecture of Belief (1999). This book examines the “structure of systems of belief and the role those systems play in the regulation of emotion” using “multiple academic fields to show that connecting myths and beliefs with science is essential to fully understand how people make meaning”. His second book, 12 Rules of Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018). It provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes.

Peterson is an outspoken opponent of aggressive political correctness and post-modernism and publicly criticized Google for firing an engineer who wrote a memo citing scientific studies on differences between men and women that some in the company found offensive.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem, a holy city to all religions, a city that can be dated back for centuries. The Jewish People have held a connection to Jerusalem. It is in the direction of Jerusalem, the religious pray. Where the Temple, the House of God once stood. Today, the only part left standing is the Western Wall, where many religious Jews from all over the World come to pray.

Religiously, for the Arabs, it is where Mohammed was taken on his night journey. It is also said to be the place where he ascended to heaven with the angel Gabriel. Muslims also used to pray towards Jerusalem, until Mohammed changed it to Mecca. Christians, as well have a religious connection to Jerusalem. They believe their savior was crucified here and was buried in Jerusalem.

All the religions have a connection to Jerusalem and Israel, this small piece of land has great significance for all.