Holidays

Only in Jerusalem

May 21, 2014, by

Seeing the Kotel for the first time…experiencing Shabbat in the Old City…a memorable interaction with a chayal…a fierce bargaining battle in the shuk… The city of Yerushalyim, or Jerusalem, is unlike any other and for the Jewish people it has been our spiritual center for millennia. In celebration of Yom Yerushalayim (28 Iyyar/May 28) we […]

Forgetting Jerusalem

May 21, 2009, by

Photo Credits: Shlomit Wolf, Jerusalem, Israel. At many Jewish weddings, the custom of breaking a glass is often accompanied by the recitation or singing of ‘Im Eshkachech’: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; […]

From Ruin to Renewal

June 26, 2006, by

The period of time beginning the second night of Pesach and climaxing forty-nine full days later with the Festival of Shavuot can be called a time of “Ruin and Renewal” for the Jewish People.

If I Forget Thee Oh Jerusalem

May 24, 2006, by

A photographic journey through Jerusalem. Walk among the many faces, crevices and streets of Jerusalem, a city among cities, in celebration of the 39th anniversary of its reunification. View Slideshow Please email halberstaml@ou.org to submit to our upcoming Spring and Father’s Day slideshows.