Yom Yerushalayim

Say Little, Do Much: Jerusalem

 By RABBI JOSEPH H. PROUSER

The Rabbis (Sanhedrin 37A) describe Jerusalem as tiburo shel olam — “the navel, the belly-button of the world!” Let’s contemplate this curious metaphor. The ancients not implausibly considered the Land of Israel (Jerusalem at its heart) as the center of the known world: the crossroads...
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Survey confirms religious right observes Yom Yerushalayim more than secular left

JERUSALEM — Nearly three of every four Israeli Jews say Yom Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem Day, is “just a regular day,” according to data collected from a survey by the Jewish People Policy Institute’s (JPPI) Israeli-Judaism research project.   The findings of the survey suggest those that it is within...
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Person in the Parsha: Yom Yerushalayim

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

“ZION AND JERUSALEM“

Historians have long distinguished between two types of great leaders. On the one hand, there are those who are gifted with mighty talents and unusually powerful personalities. But they are essentially inward people who are not particularly...
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War

By ANDREW TOBIN

JERUSALEM (JTA) – David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War.

The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and Chaim Oshri — have proudly served as symbols of the historic Israeli victory...
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