Category Archives: Jerusalem

Yom Yerushalayim 101

Yom Yerushalayim 2021, also known as Jerusalem Day, will be celebrated in Israel from sundown on Sunday, May 9 to sundown on May 10. While some communities outside of Israel celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, there are plenty of people who have never heard of the occasion. Whether this is your first or your 50th Jerusalem Day, […]

The History Behind the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av

Thousands of years ago, when the First and Second Holy Temples stood in Jerusalem, the Jewish people prospered for centuries as they flourished in the golden ages where everything in Israel, from its unique culture to its judicial system and its societal structure, were built around worshiping God and the teachings of the Torah. During […]

The Mezuzahs on the Gates: Israel’s Triumph in More Than Just War

With bullet-ridden stones, Jerusalem’s Zion Gate has a fascinating story. Originally built between 1537 and 1541 under Ottoman Empire rule, Zion Gate became the prominent scene of a short, but fierce battle fought during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, when Arab forces laid siege to Jerusalem’s Old Jewish Quarter, forcing Israeli combatants to retaliate […]