Even with the grief of what we don’t have there is still the obligation to rejoice over that which we do have. Yerushalayim has over 100 names in Tanach. Linguists tells us that when society has many names for 1 concept, it indicates the concept’s centrality.
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
Rabbeinu Yonah writes that it is a requirement to remember & contemplate the kindnesses of Hashem. A reliving of the events culminating in the 6-day war. Dedicated in memory of Yissachar ben Yosef Yitzchak and Miriam bat Ben Tzion HaLevi.
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]