Yom Yerushalayim

Isaiah 62:6-7: “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or nigh. You who make mention of the Lord, keep not silent, and give Him no rest, till He establishes, and till he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth”

Sunday 13th May, corresponding to the 28th day of the Hebrew month ‘Iyar’, Jews in Israel and all over the world will commemorate ‘Yom Yerushalayim’ (Jerusalem Day) which is a national holiday in Israel. For Israel this is a great and joyous occasion as ‘Yom Yerushalayim’ marks the Israeli liberation of East Jerusalem in 1967 and the subsequent unification of the city of Jerusalem. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the liberation of East Jerusalem and the ‘Kotel’ (Western Wall).

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