How happy it is to be honoring Jerusalem Day. (see below for WHAT is Jerusalem Day) The holiest city in the world is in the hands of the Jewish people, because of Jerusalem Day. What a gift from God and how thankful we are for this divine and exceptional gift. The gift of Jerusalem is precious, because it is God that lets such a glorious thing happen. We thank God for Jerusalem!!! Like the gift of the Sabbath each week, the Jewish people have one job: thanking God. That is a service in itself. So what can you do on Jerusalem Day? What can you do FOR Jerusalem day?
Today Orthodox Union’s Israel Center in Jerusalem, 11 May 2015, had a one day visit of many spots of interest to honor Jerusalem Day NEXT week. It was an appropriate introduction to the honor that should be lavished on the Jerusalem Day. One thing was that the Israel Center too a bus load of tourists on an all day tour to remember the Jerusalem Day of 1967 during the June SIX DAY WAR. This was a day with history lectures and emotional reading of letters written by young people who were anticipating the possible war from the Egyptian tension after Egypt closed the Suez Canal. There were visits to high points where Arabs in Israel ambushed Jewish convoys on roads below: i.e. Castel, Ramat Rachel, Mt. Scopus, and other places in Jerusalem.
We viewed some videos educating us about the details of the Six Day War’s Jerusalem battles by Ammunition Hill.
The education and the inspiration were vital. Although most of the tourists were highly informed about the 1967 war and about the holiness of Jerusalem, the tour still had great value. It was a chance to get more into the love of Jerusalem and the scope of love so many millions of Jews have had for Jerusalem for thousands of years. This tour accomplished just that.
And so when the bus load of tourists left the trip for their homes in Jerusalem and areas around Israel, they were wired for a richer Jerusalem Day next week.
If you are reading this in 2018, it doesn’t matter. Just talking about how important it is to trek on the land of Israel makes this above essay of value. Just reading that Jews can be in all corners of Jerusalem is worth putting into your head. It was so happy to have this swell day and share it with you.
Now what will you do to make Jerusalem Day precious to you? Walk around the walls of the city? Good idea? Pray and pray to God, the God of Moses? Good idea. Anything else, so write in comments in beyondarecipe.com
What is Jerusalem DAY? It is the day that the Israeli Defense Force, which is the Israel army, captured Jerusalem’s Jordanian sector and returned it united with the Jewish sector. It took place June 1967 with Israel fighting Jordanian’s serious and prepared army. The battles included air, tank and hand to hand battle. The many Israeli soldiers that died are memorialized at the Ammunition Hill museum near French Hill section of Jerusalem today. Before June 1967 Jordan had large sections of Jerusalem, so that it was a divided city.