Starting Sunday evening, May 9 through Monday, May 10 we observe “Yom Yerushalayim” – Jerusalem Day, marking the day on the Hebrew calendar when the Old City of Jerusalem (and especially the Kotel – the Western Wall), was liberated during the Six-day War and became part of one united Jerusalem under Israeli control. For many…Continue readingLight and Jerusalem / אור וירושלים
The State of Israel is celebrating its 73th year of independence this week (April 14 eve-15 in 2021), which is always preceded by a very sombre Memorial Day – Yom Hazikaron. This year we memorialized the 23,928 soldiers that fell in defending the State. The dramatic events leading up to the Declaration of the State…Continue reading10 Curious Facts About the Birth of the State of Israel
The amazing festival of lights in Jerusalem! Even if you can’t make it to drive around the city to the displays you can enjoy it vicariously by clicking above. You’ll find some very brief guiding clips for the different sites (yours truly “appears” at the Israel Museum and at the Cinematheque bridge). Enjoy and have…Continue readingJerusalem: Follow the Lights!
In honor of Israel’s 72nd birthday (which was celebrated on April 29), some tour guide colleagues – and yours truly – put together a short video of Israel sites. We hope you’ll get to Israel soon to see them in real time! The background song, written and performed by Hazzan Iris Beth Weiner says, “I’m…Continue readingA Short Video: Israel’s 72nd Independence Day