Tag Archives: Yom Yerushalayim

#Jerusalem50: Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5777 – 2017

The 50th anniversary of the recapture and reunification of Jerusalem, as well as the liberation of Judea and Samaria (and Gaza, which was then unwisely given over to Hamas in 2005) has finally arrived. The city of Jerusalem has been … Continue reading

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#Jerusalem50: Israel’s precarious position in the lead-up to the Six Day War

Israel’s victory in the Six Day War was so complete and so sudden and so startling that, 50 years later, many people have forgotten the dire danger facing Israel in those awfully tense days. The Arabs, led by Gamal Abdel … Continue reading

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#Jerusalem50: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK and world-famous philosopher, speaks about what Jerusalem and its reunification in 1967 means to him. A must see. Watch and share widely.   !יום ירושלים שמח

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#Jerusalem50: Har Hatzofim (Mt. Scopus) and the Ophel

On Wednesday Israel and the Jewish world will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of our miraculous victory in the Six Day War of 1967. Jerusalem has gone into high gear for the extraordinary anniversary (though this has been somewhat complicated … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5776 – 2016

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous win over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year we mark the 49th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Yerushalayim shel Maala, Yerushalayim shel Mata – Jerusalem from above and below

Jerusalem is often spoken of in terms of “Yerushalayim shel Maala” – the Heavenly, or spiritual, Jerusalem, and “Yerushalayim shel Mata” – the earth-bound, physical city of Jerusalem.  Each aspect has its own special characteristics, and Jerusalem can only ever … Continue reading

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