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 […]
Delivered at the OU Israel Center, Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5778 Download the mekorot here
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.
Who do so many Jews feel a disconnect with Yerushalayim? Why is Yerushalayim not mentioned explicitly, only alluded to, in the Torah?
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 […]
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