Happy Yerushalayim Day! We celebrate Jerusalem, the City of Gold, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, ירושלים של זהב ! ❤
When is Yom Yerushalayim celebrated?
Well, to me every day is to celebrate Yerushalayim, but the day we focus on it specifically is the 28th day of Iyar. This is seven days prior to the holiday of Shavuot.
Why do we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim?
How could we not?!?!? We thank HaShem for giving miracles and the victory in the Six Day War in 1967 with Jewish sovereignity reclaiming and reunifing Jerusalem. It is the Holy City that is protected by the Creator. A beautiful city with a lot of Jewish history that draws us and Jewish present to maintain and Jewish future of promise. So much to celebrate!! 🙂 Baruch HaShem.
Jerusalem If I forget you..verses 5 and 6 of תהלים Tehillim/Psalms Chapter 137
ה אִם-אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלִָם– תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי.
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
ו תִּדְבַּק-לְשׁוֹנִי, לְחִכִּי– אִם-לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי:
אִם-לֹא אַעֲלֶה, אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם– עַל, רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי.
6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
How to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim in Eretz Yisrael and around the world?
With much praise and prayer to HaShem with family and friends with music, singing, fun, dancing, and great food! ❤ If able to be in Yerushalayim – ideal.
Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
There are hard times, but even in the midst of them, HaShem shines His Light and draws us to Him. He offers eternal life through Yeshua – that is an awesome gift that is unmatched, to live forever with Him. He gives us peace as only He can. It is a powerful and very real shalom that one can know is true.
Psalms Chapter 122 תְּהִלִּים
א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת, לְדָוִד:
שָׂמַחְתִּי, בְּאֹמְרִים לִי– בֵּית יְהוָה נֵלֵךְ.
1 A Song of Ascents; of David. I rejoiced when they said unto me: ‘Let us go unto the house of the LORD.’
ב עֹמְדוֹת, הָיוּ רַגְלֵינוּ– בִּשְׁעָרַיִךְ, יְרוּשָׁלִָם.
2 Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
ג יְרוּשָׁלִַם הַבְּנוּיָה– כְּעִיר, שֶׁחֻבְּרָה-לָּהּ יַחְדָּו.
3 Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together;
ד שֶׁשָּׁם עָלוּ שְׁבָטִים, שִׁבְטֵי-יָהּ–עֵדוּת לְיִשְׂרָאֵל: לְהֹדוֹת, לְשֵׁם יְהוָה.
4 Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
ה כִּי שָׁמָּה, יָשְׁבוּ כִסְאוֹת לְמִשְׁפָּט: כִּסְאוֹת, לְבֵית דָּוִד.
5 For there were set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
ו שַׁאֲלוּ, שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם; יִשְׁלָיוּ, אֹהֲבָיִךְ.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper that love thee.
ז יְהִי-שָׁלוֹם בְּחֵילֵךְ; שַׁלְוָה, בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ.
7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
ח לְמַעַן, אַחַי וְרֵעָי– אֲדַבְּרָה-נָּא שָׁלוֹם בָּךְ.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say: ‘Peace be within thee.’
ט לְמַעַן, בֵּית-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ– אֲבַקְשָׁה טוֹב לָךְ.
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
Yes, as you can tell, I love Yerushalayim and treasure the City of David, the City of Gold. ❤ I pray for shalom and for protection with victory against those who want to destroy. Am Yisrael Chai! HaShem is faithful. Baruch HaShem.