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Sunday, May 20, 2012
A Personal Message For Jerusalem's Day
Forty five years ago, Israel was faced with a horrifying nightmare as
her enemies moved hundreds of thousands of troops around her vulnerable
borders. The young country was not nearly as secure as it is today, and
the threat of a second Holocaust - just twenty years after Hitler - was
terrifying as the Arabs threatened to ‘push the Jews into the sea.’ As
Egypt, Jordan and Syria made plans on how to divide the land they were
confident they would soon conquer, Israelis dug mass graves in city
parks preparing for the absolute worst. Yet, the God of Israel did not abandon His people,
and in six short days, demonstrated to the world the extent of His
protection and love for Israel. Yom Yerushalayim / Jerusalem Day
commemorates this great miracle.
Having moved to Israel only a few months ago, I wake up each morning
feeling proud to be a part of the living miracle that is Israel, but
today, on Jerusalem Day, the feelings are especially overwhelming. I know from my correspondence with so many of you, that, no matter where you are, your hearts are with me, here in Israel. I am therefore thrilled to share with you our brand new, “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” commemorative e-Book.
It begins with the Prayer for the State of Israel
and the Prayer for the Soldiers of Israel’s Defense Forces in English
and Hebrew. Following those prayers written by the Chief Rabbi, are
fifty high resolution photos of the Holy City by award winning Israeli
photographer Yehoshua Halevi for you to cherish alongside Biblical
passages describing Jerusalem. This gorgeous volume will be sold for
less than $5, but for a limited time, it is being offered to Israel365 readers for only $3.65 - Click here to purchase your copy and enjoy immediately!
Incredibly, in just the first few hours of the Six Day War, Israeli
fighter jets destroyed the Egyptian Air Force and the IDF advanced
simultaneously on all fronts. Israel’s ordinarily well prepared
generals had never anticipated the war to go so well that when they saw the opportunity to take Jerusalem from Jordanian hands, they didn’t even have any contingency plans to rely on!
The Jewish army refused to use heavy weapons in the ancient city for
fear of damaging religious holy sites and instead inched through the Old
City street by street until finally they raised the Israeli flag over
the Dome of the Rock and broadcasted to the world “Har Habayit Beyadenu /
The Temple Mount is in our hands!”
On this special day marking the return of Jerusalem to Jewish control
for the first time in 2,000 years, let us pray and give thanks to God
for the great miracles He has performed for us. Download Israel365’s “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem”
for an inspirational journey for your eyes and your heart and join me
in the prayerful words we recited in Synagogue today, “May it be your
will, our God and the God of our forefathers, that just as we have
witnessed the beginning stages of our redemption, let us soon merit to hear the sound of the Shofar of the righteous Messiah.”