Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Yom Yerushalyim 5771 - Jerusalem Day 2011 - 44 Years!
Here we have with us so many people in whose living memory - and recent lives - a united Jerusalem was a dream that actually came true. So many Israelis tell us stories about what it was like to live in Jerusalem during the time part of the City was occupied by Jordanian troops. Everybody remembers the 1967 "Six Day War" during which Jerusalem was liberated and thousands streamed into the Old City, in such a daze of incredulous happiness it seemed as if in a dream. Now we go there every day, as if it were simply regular ... how often do we remember those who fought and died to open the gates for us?
Today we remember the triumph and the price we paid ... and perhaps the price we are still paying, for the massive miscalculation of granting the Muslim Waqf jurisdiction over the Temple Mount after it had been delivered, miraculously, into our very hands.
We're celebrating Jerusalem Day, all day, right here on Radio Free Nachlaot ... Lorelai is going out on a video roam this afternoon with our video ninja and we'll be posting some video of our adventures today ... meanwhile, Steve is programming all the best Jerusalem Day music - gevaldt, what a privilege it is for us to bring you the sights and sounds of this special day!