yom yerushalayim

Never Forget
May 1, 2007

Did you know that May 16th is Yom Yerushalayim, in English Jerusalem Day? Should you care? How is it significant to believers in Jesus? This day commemorates the capture of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967. It is a national holiday in Israel, a symbol of the historical connection between…

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Jewish Facts of Life
May 1, 2006

Earlier This Month

Remembrance Day and Israel’s 58th Independence Day were observed on May 2 and 3. Independence Day is what it sounds like, an annual celebration of the anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Israel. The Day of Remembrance, Yom Hazikaron, is a time to appreciate and mourn the Fallen of Israel’s wars. It always begins with a national moment of silence, which is ushered in with the eerie sound of a one-minute siren.

For more information on the history and traditions of these two days, click here.

Also This Month

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Painting of Jerusalem at Night

Night in Jerusalem
January 1, 1989
Author: Jules Tavalin

  A cool canopy stretches the rim of the earth, -from the four corners drive the four winds of heaven; like caravans laden with splendor of Kings they bear perfume, clouds of spice and weave them with the Night in Jerusalem. The hot afternoon has flown, the dusk settles slowly, -dying shades of daylight stain…

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