This is the newest instalment from our Ceremony & Celebration series, aimed at sharing key ideas and insights throughout the Jewish calendar year, from the teachings of Rabbi Sacks zt”l, for families, educators, and teenagers around the world.
Yom Yerushalayim celebrates the reunification of the city of Jerusalem. The miraculous victory of the Six Day War in 1967 marked the first time in two thousand years that all of Jerusalem was in Jewish hands. Finally, Jews once again had access to the holiest site for Judaism, the Kotel and the Temple Mount. Yom Yerushalayim is celebrated each year as a religious festival of thanksgiving, with special tefillot and celebrations held all around the world.
Download the Yom Yerushalayim instalment of our ‘Ceremony & Celebration: Family Edition’ series to read extracts from the writings of Rabbi Sacks as well as questions, stories, points for discussion and a quiz to engage your students and your families.