Tag Archives: Yom Yerushalayim

#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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Yom Yerushalayim 5774 – Jerusalem Reunification Day 2014

Yom Yerushalayim began tonight, marking the 47th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, as well as the liberation of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights (and the Gaza Strip but that’s another story) in the 1967 Six Day War. The … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim 5773 – Jerusalem Reunification Day 2013

Yom Yerushalayim began tonight, marking the 46th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, as well as the liberation of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights (and the Gaza Strip but that’s another story) in the 1967 Six Day War. The … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim 2012

Chag Sameach to all of Israel, and especially to Jerusalem which is celebrating 45 years of reunification since its liberation in the Six Day War of 1967. Arutz Sheva has a short but evocative piece about Yom Yerushalayim’s events, Jerusalem’s … Continue reading

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