Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jerusalem Day June 1, 2011

Yom Yerushalayim, also known as Jerusalem Day, commemorates Jerusalem's liberation and reunification in 1967. It begins on 28th day of the month of Iyyar in the Hebrew calendar. We celebrate it on June 1 this year.

In honor of the reunification of our holy city:
Yerushalaim Shel Zahav was composed by Naomi Shemer in 1967. This version is sung by Ofra Haza in 1998, celebrating 50 years of statehood to Israel.

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its cunning.
May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.
(Psalms 137:5-6)

Jerusalem: 4000 Years in 5 Minutes, by the Jerusalem center for public Affairs

1 comment:

BBJ said...

Thanks. No one can do that number like Ofra. Never have, never will.