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Jewish Holidays

For the Sake of Jerusalem, I Will Not Be Silent

May 9, 2019, by

For the Sake of Jerusalem … These are remarkable days. These days between Pesach and Shavuot, these days between Yom Hazikaron and Yom Yerusholayim. What more appropriate time than with Parshat Emor—“say to the Kohanim’—and at the beginning of the month of Iyar, to focus and stir our hearts with a deeper appreciation for geula […]

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