|'Awe at First Sight'... Kotel 1967.|
This Picture has always made me stop & stare. It represents 'Awe' ... It Impresses the Importance of 'The Return of Jerusalem' & it's continued importance to EVERY JEW on this earth!
Today is Yom Yerushalayim ~ 'Jerusalem Day' ~ ~ יום ירושלים From Sundown today, 28th of Iyyar, 5771, marks the 44th Anniversary of the Liberation and Reunification of Jerusalem, Israel's Capital.
THE LAW OF JERUSALEM
*Jerusalem, Complete and United, is the Capital of Israel.
* Jerusalem is the seat of the President of the State, the Knesset, the Government and the Supreme Court.
* The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings towards those places.
*The Government shall provide for the development and prosperity of Jerusalem and the well-being of its inhabitants by allocation of special funds, including a special annual grant to the Municipality of Jerusalem (Capital City Grant) with the approval of the Finance Committee of the Knesset.
*Jerusalem shall be given special priority in the activities of the authorities of the State so as to further its development in economic and other matters. The Government shall set up a special body or special bodies for the implementation of this section.
President of the State
(July 30, 1980)
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"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest Joy."
And this second photograph shows Reverential Awe ..... Thirty Years On!
"The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today." Prime Minister Netanyahu
"Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital." Prime Minister Netanyahu
"Jerusalem is above politics" Eli Wiesel
"Jerusalem is the heart of our heart, the soul of our soul." Eli Wiesel
"Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people and is much more than a city, it is what binds one Jew to another in a way that remains hard to explain." Eli Wiesel
“For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the L-rd from Jerusalem.” ~ Yeshayah 2:3
“Without Jerusalem, the land of Israel is as a body without a soul.” ~ Elhanan Leib Lewinsky ~ (1857-1910), Hebrew writer and Zionist leader
"We regard it as our duty to declare that Jewish Jerusalem is an organic and inseparable part of the State of Israel, as it is an inseparable part of the history of Israel, of the faith of Israel." ~ David Ben-Gurion, Knesset speech, December 1949.
"For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish hope and longing. No other city has played such a dominant role in the history, culture, religion and consciousness of a people as has Jerusalem in the life of Jewry and Judaism. Throughout centuries of exile, Jerusalem remained alive in the hearts of Jews everywhere as the focal point of Jewish history, the symbol of ancient glory, spiritual fulfillment and modern renewal. This heart and soul of the Jewish people engenders the thought that if you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be ‘Jerusalem'." ~ Teddy Kollek ~ Jerusalem, (DC: Washington Institute For Near East Policy, 1990), pp. 19-20. Former Mayor of Jerusalem.
Beautiful Jerusalem ~ A Jewish City & Israel's Capital City!
Infolive.tv brings excerpts of the wireless transmissions of paratroopers as they broke through into the Old City and the late IDF commander Mota Gur declares "the Temple Mount is in our hands."
This is what the Rare Youtube video below depicts ...... Forty Four years later the words are just as moving as they were then !!!