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Yom Yerushalayim: Reunification of a People and a Past

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim
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Fifty-eight synagogues, some hundreds of years old, were destroyed, their contents looted and desecrated.

Jewish religious sites were turned into chicken coops or animal stalls.

The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, where Jews had been burying their dead for over 2500 years, was ransacked; graves were desecrated; thousands of tombstones were smashed and used as building material, paving stones or for latrines in Arab Legion army camps. On top of the cemetery, graves were demolished to make way for the building of the Intercontinental Hotel and surrounding roads.

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On May 12, 1968, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared the 28th of Iyar a minor religious holiday as a way of thanking G-d for answering the 2000 year old prayer “L’Shana Ha’Baa B’Yerushalayim, Next year in Jerusalem”.

On March 23, 1998, the Knesset passed the Jerusalem Day Law, making the day a national holiday celebrated by parades through the city of thousands of people from around the world. This day holds such importance for the Jewish people that Hallel, the prayer of celebration, is recited.

The eternal Jewish love for and commitment to Jerusalem are deeper and stronger than any other. Our continued commitment to this city of our national legacy are the most important tools to ensure Jewish sovereignty in our historic and sacred Jerusalem FOREVER.


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How can you commemorate this day?

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READ: Firsthand accounts of IDF Paratroopers arriving at the Kotel in 1967

 

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Photo by Moshe Shearaf

LISTEN:Yerushalayim Shel Zahav

Sing along and learn the lyrics to one of the most beautiful songs about one of the world’s most ancient and holiest of cities.The overpowering emotion evoked by the both the melody and the lyrics speak to the continued longing for Jerusalem in the 19 years between ’48 and ’67 and the generations prior.

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10 Responses to “Yom Yerushalayim: Reunification of a People and a Past”

  1. Jerusalem belongs to the Jews and always has, forever.

  2. The Land YAHWEH gave to Israel JerusalemZION THE CITY OF DAVID.The Arabs have no share there.

  3. Long live Israel .kill all terrorist Arab Philistines in Israel.

  4. Living in the past.

  5. Living in a prophetic past, it’s all in Ezekiel, the exile and return

  6. Living in a prophetic past, it’s all in Ezekiel, the exile and return

  7. Love Israel. Soon I will there.

  8. NUM.6:22-27.AMENN GOD BLESS ISRAEL PEACE..

  9. Lize Bartsch says:

    Triumph for Gd and His people, the enemy can try all he wants but will not get it. HaMashiach will come to reign there soon, in the new Temple (He is not the pope)

  10. The lsraelis should become really powerful nation if we keep the law of God and not sin against our God.Jerusalem is our city inherited by our foefathers and stil existed through the power of God. lm one of the New Guinean Jews never visited Jerusalem since l was born and lm hope to visit the holyland.

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