Yom Yerushalayim / יום ירושלים

Today, the 28th of Iyar) is Yom Yerushalayim or Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים)  an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank God for victory in the Six-Day War and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of “Next Year in Jerusalem”.

More information on this minor holiday can be found at:

My Jewish Learning http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Modern_Holidays/Yom_Yerushalayim.shtml

JTS: http://learn.jtsa.edu/content/commentary/behar-behukkotai/5773/yom-yerushalayim%E2%80%94inhabiting-land

“Funding for Whidbey Island Jewish Community was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Special Initiatives Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.”


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