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Jewish Holidays

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

September 10, 2017, by

Even when redemption is unclear and incomplete, we are still expected to believe that Hashem is somehow revealing the redemption slowly but surely. Rabbi Shalom Hammer’s Sleepless Sermon for Yom Haatzmaut 5769

A Paratrooper in Jerusalem

May 23, 2017, by

A Reenactment of the Liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967. Delivered by Shlomo Horwitz of Jewish of Jewish Crossroads Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim See also: Jerusalem’s Paratrooper Heroes, Up Close and Personal  

Jerusalem – A City That Turns All of Israel into Friends

May 19, 2017, by

Based on a sicha by Harav Baruch Gigi Summarized by Chaim Mayer Translated by David Strauss Tonight we celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem and other regions of Eretz Yisrael in 5727 (1967). We who have been privileged to rebuild the ruins of Gush Etzion are enveloped at this time by a special feeling. The voices […]

Reliving the Six Day War

May 16, 2017, by

Listen to Rabbi Steven Weil’s riveting Yom Yerushalayim shiur for a taste of 1967, including the background and events leading up to the war. Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim  

Yom Yerushalayim 5774

May 28, 2014, by

Rabbi Wolicki contrasts Yom HaAtzmaut and Pesach on the one hand and Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot on the other.Pesach and Yom HaAtzmaut are celebrated by all Jews. They aren’t just celebrated by the Torah observant. A shiur by Rabbi Yosef Wolicki at the OU Israel Center.

Only in Jerusalem

May 21, 2014, by

Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim   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 Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem, is unlike any other and for the Jewish people it has been our spiritual center for millennia. In […]

Bechukotai 5772: Torah Tidbits Audio

May 18, 2012, by

Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim   God’s deal with us is that if we follow His commandments, he will give us His land. All Jews should learn about the Torah & keep ALL of its mitzvot.

Yom Yerushalayim Community Event

July 26, 2011, by

Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim   Yom Yerushalayim Community Event with a shiur by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and introduction by Rabbi Josh Blass. Recorded at Kehillas Bais Yehudah, Wesley Hills, New York. There are 3 dimensions to Yerushalayim & human existence as a whole– space, time, and soul. Rabbi Weinreb examines […]

Forgetting Jerusalem

May 21, 2009, by

Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim   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 […]