web analytics
July 28, 2014 / 1 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
Blogs
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Home » Blogs

Yom Yerushalayim: Reunification of a People and a Past

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim
Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

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.

image

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.


image

How can you commemorate this day?

image

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

 

image

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.

image

SHARE your first experience with Jerusalem!

blog@israelforever.org

Visit Israel Forever Foundation

About the Author: The Israel Forever Foundation is an Israel Engagement Organization that develops, supports and promotes virtual experiential learning opportunities to celebrate and strengthen the personal connection to Israel for people around the world.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

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.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Israel Shield Logo
Current Top Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Bibi: ‘Death From Above, Death From Below’ Will Not Continue
Latest Blogs Stories
Ceasefire

So-called US military aid props up US military industries while disposing of surplus supplies.

soldiers praying

If Hamas would simply stop firing rockets into Israel, all the carnage would stop instantly.

Doug Goldstein, CFP

Doug’s interview with engineer and personal finance blogger Len Penzo.

In Islam, there is no such thing as peace with accursed dhimmis as the Muslims refer to us infidels.

A reader claimed the Disengagement from Gaza was good, because it reduced the number of murdered Israelis. Examining the numbers tells a different story…

JoeSettler points out that most Gazans want to leave, and most Jews want to go back home to Gush Katif. How about a solution that actually resolves the conflict?

These are the photos of our soldiers (and a citizen) killed in action during the current IDF ground operation in Gaza.

Jameel went on a pizza run down south, and translated a letter from a soldier on the border, along with some of his own personal observations…

Rabbi Kahane spoke of transfer, because it was what the Torah spoke of.

Her message to her soldier son on the battlefield: “Complete the Mission! Sayyem et HaMissimah!”

JoeSettler contemplated some new El Al slogans like: “El Al – Our pilots are trained in evasive maneuvers”…. Let’s hear your new El Al Slogans…

IDF volunteers come to Israel just to serve are the true idealists; Sean Carmeli was one of them.

And he whispers one last time, I love you mother.

It’s absurd, in this war places like Ariel and Shiloh are among the safest in the State of Israel.

Why aren’t American Jews coming s to Israel for the summer; Are they scared because of the war?

More Articles from Israel Forever Foundation
Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim

On June 7, 1967, Jerusalem was reunited as the Jewish homeland’s capital, as it had been 3000 years before.

Children re-enacting the Exodus from Egypt, in southern Israel, April 10, 2014.

The seder reminds us of our freedom now that we are home again in the land of the Nation of Israel

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/yom-yerushalayim-reunification-of-a-people-and-a-past/2014/05/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: