Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wishing Israel, Israelis, and Lovers of Jerusalem Worldwide a Happy Yom Yerushalayim

Tonight at sundown Israel starts celebrating Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, a national holiday.

Forty-three years ago, in 1967, the Israel Defense Forces broke through the Jordanian defenses and captured the Old City of Jerusalem, marking the reunification of the city under Israeli control.

The Midrash states "There are seventy names for Jerusalem." Seventy names, each reflecting a different aspect of this city and its residents, today and throughout history. 

We found a new slide show with a haunting musical score that brings the multifaceted face of Jerusalem home to anyone who watches it.  We're usually not big on slide shows, but this one is well done and the photos are current ones.  So adjust your computer to full screen, sit back and enjoy.