Today we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim!
We stand as one with all Am Yisrael celebrating the re-unification of Jerusalem, our eternal capital, holy city. As Defense Minister Moshe Dayan proclaimed:
This morning, the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem. We have united Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel. We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to part from it again. To our Arab neighbors we extend, also at this hour—and with added emphasis at this hour—our hand in peace. And to our Christian and Muslim fellow citizens, we solemnly promise full religious freedom and rights. We did not come to Jerusalem for the sake of other peoples’ holy places, and not to interfere with the adherents of other faiths, but in order to safeguard its entirety, and to live there together with others, in unity.
In that spirit we lift our hearts and prayers towards Jerusalem this day!
Click HERE for Psalm 49, the very chapter that Rabbi Shlomo Goren (1917-1994), chief rabbi of the Israel army, read after he sounded the shofar at the Kotel, after 2000 years of Jews being denied access to our holy site.
Click HERE for Psalm 122 that includes a prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.
Join an Event/Listen to the Music
Note the event(s) below. And, enjoy this incredible video of the song Yerushalayim shel Zahav, Jerusalem of Gold by clicking HERE.
Angels Saved The City of Gold: Jerusalem in the Midrashic Imagination
A Special Community Torah Study with Rabbi Bolton in honor of YOM YERUSHALAYIM
Monday, 12:00 pm
Join Angels Saved The City of Gold
Meeting ID 815 2249 6147
Join Rabbi Bolton for a celebration of Jerusalem in Midrash.
Faith, Family & Freedom
From Rhode Island to Jerusalem: The World of Judah Touro
Monday, May 10, 6:00 pm
Register (free) by clicking HERE.
This program will introduce the people, places, and events that would shape the extraordinary life of Judah Touro, a son of a Chazzan during the American Revolution.
Hadassah & Jerusalem: United Forever
Monday, May 10, 7:30 pm
The event is free. To register and to learn more, click HERE.
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), will celebrate the reunification during the Six-Day War of East and West Jerusalem and Hadassah’s two hospitals, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, which is in West Jerusalem, and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, which is in East Jerusalem.The celebration will be hosted by actress Tovah Feldshuh and will feature musical performances by the Israeli duo Yonina and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Take a Jerusalem quiz:
Click HERE to test your knowledge!
Yom Yerushalayim: Celebrating the Heart of Israel
Click HERE for a selection of songs, articles and videos from Israel Forever Foundation (or browse through list below and click on the titles).
Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty is the commemoration of a 2000 year old dream, made a reality: Jerusalem and the Temple Mount at her center, the heart of our people, returned to the people.