Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem: God's Eternal City

Jerusalem has been called the "eye of the universe" and "the soul of the Land of Israel." Discover the historical and biblical significance of this holy city with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's newest in-depth study.

Jerusalem - One Family's Love Story Part 5 - A Journey of the Heart

In this final segment, Yifat Bardash shares that her father at age 84 walks four miles to the Western Wall every Shabbat with his grandchildren as a journey of the heart.

Jerusalem - One Family's Love Story Part 1 - Revival of a Dream

Yifat Bardash begins the story of her family's journey to Jerusalem, beginning with her great-great-great grandfather, who left Russia in the late 1800s as a young man to come to the Holy Land seeking a better life.

Jerusalem - One Family's Love Story Part 2 - Friends and Enemies

In part 2, Yifat Bardash continues the story of her great-great-grandparents living in Jerusalem. For many years, Jews live peacefully together with their Arab neighbors, but those relationships began to change after World War I.

Jerusalem - One Family's Love Story Part 3 - The Fight for Independence

Yifat Bardash relates her father's experience as a young teen, joining the fight for Israel's independence in 1948.

Celebrating Jerusalem Day!

In this selection from her book, Holy Land Reflections, Yael Eckstein shares the importance of celebrating Jerusalem Day to her family -- whose heritage dates back eight generations.

Why Jerusalem Matters

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches us that for the Jewish people, the city of Jerusalem represents their ancient presence in the Holy Land.

The Miracle of Jerusalem

Read this selection from Yael Eckstein's book, Holy Land Reflections, about her pilgrimage to the military cemetery on Mount Herzl on Jerusalem Day.

Let's Celebrate Jerusalem Day!

Yael Eckstein shares the story of the miracle that occurred at the prophet Samuel's gravesite just before Israeli soldiers liberated Jerusalem in 1967.

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