Yom Yerushalayim / Jerusalem Day, 1967
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
On This Day in Jewish History: Hebrew Calendar 🚨
Iyar 28, 5727 / June 7th, 1967
As the sun sets in Israel, we begin to celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem. On this day in 1967, Hebrew year 5727, the IDF broke through Jordanian forces to liberate the Old City: Yerushalayim. . .
For the previous 19 years of Israel's existence, Jews were banned from visiting the Western Wall, no less the Temple Mount. Although Jewish presence in Jerusalem has been around since the destruction of the 2nd Temple in the year 70; a strong, independent & free presence in Jerusalem was nonexistent. Today, all of that changed - not just for Jews, but all peoples currently in Jerusalem today.
Thank you to the brave soldiers that fought then, that fight today, that will continue to fight tomorrow.