Yom Yerushalayim
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #31: 14 May 2018 Relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem The relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem in 2018 raises a question: What exactly does the status of Jerusalem as Israel's capital mean from the legal and philosophical perspectives of Jewish tradition? Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Jerusalem: Between Holiness and Purity Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Multifaceted Relationship between Jerusalem and the Land of Israel Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Seeking the Welfare of Zion and Jerusalem "For I will restore health to you and I will heal you of your wounds, says the Lord, because they called you 'deserted,' saying: 'This is Zion, whose welfare is sought by none.'" (Yirmiyahu 30:17) Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Jerusalem of Gold, of Brass, of Light In this psalm, King David portrays several aspects of Jerusalem: Jerusalem as God's home, as the seat of justice, and as a meeting-point for the tribes of Israel. This chapter deals not only with the nature of Jerusalem itself, but also with the feelings it arouses in the hearts of the pilgrims who arrive there. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Visiting the Temple Mount in Our Time The issue of visiting the Temple Mount is a somewhat loaded topic. In this shiur, I shall deal exclusively with the halakhic aspects of this issue, and not with its other dimensions, the importance of which should not be treated lightly. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital "If I Forget You, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Forget Its Cunning" In his Guide of the Perplexed (III:45), the Rambam points out that the Torah does not mention the exact location of Jerusalem and the Temple, but rather makes use of expressions such as "the place which God will choose." However, in the Rambam's view, Avraham dedicated the place where he bound Yitzchak as the site of the future Temple.... Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Jerusalem's Two Types of Sanctity, and Their Implications The Gemara in several places deals with the question whether the "first sanctification" was only temporary or meant to be forever. This question arises both with respect to the sanctity of the land of Israel and with respect to the sanctity of Jerusalem and the Temple. Holiday Packages
Rav Yitzchak Levy Jerusalem - City of Justice Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "For the Sake of My Brothers... For the Sake of the House of the Lord" A song, a psalm of the sons of Korach: Great is the Lord, and highly praised, in the city of our God, the mountain of His holiness. Of beautiful situation, the joy of the whole earth – Mount Zion; the sides of the north, the city of the great King… (Tehillim 48:1-3) These verses highlight two aspects of Jerusalem. The first is its esthetic beauty: "Of beautiful situation, the joy of the whole earth." The other is the universal nature: Jerusalem is both ours ("the city of our God") and everybody’s ("the joy of the whole earth"). Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital The Western Wall and "Western" Civilization Holiday Packages
Harav Baruch Gigi The Heavenly Jerusalem and the Earthly Jerusalem Jerusalem is the connection between heaven and earth. What is the nature of this connection? Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Praying Towards Jerusalem Holiday Packages
Rav David Brofsky Celebrating Yom Ha-atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim On the fifth of Iyar, 5708 (May 14, 1948), three years after the conclusion of World War II and the destruction of European Jewry, including the murder of six million Jews, fifty-one years after the First Zionist Congress, and close to two thousand years after the destruction of the second Beit Ha-mikdash, David Ben-Gurion declared the independence of the State of Israel, based upon the UN Partition Plan (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181) approved on November 29, 1947. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital “You Shall Be Called ‘My Delight’” The 28th of Iyar has come to be known as “Yom Yerushalayim,” but in the Tanakh, this appellation appears in the context of the Destruction. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital "Again There Shall Be Heard ... in the Streets of Jerusalem" Throughout the Bible, Jerusalem is portrayed as the city of God, the city in which the Temple resides. Yirmiyahu prophesies that the bridegroom and the bride will approach the Temple with sacrifices of thanksgiving in their hands: “the voice of those saying, ‘Praise the Lord of Hosts...’ as they bring sacrifices of thanksgiving to the House of God.” Holiday Packages
Rav Yitzchak Levy Why Does the Chumash Not Mention Jerusalem by Name? Surprisingly, nowhere in the Pentateuch is Jerusalem mentioned by its full name. Holiday Packages
Rav Mordechai Breuer “The Lord Loves the Gates of Zion” Tehillim 87 describes the special love that God has for Jerusalem. Holiday Packages
Rav Mabrahtu Solomon THE JOURNEY TO YARUSALEM The Jews of Ethiopia longed for Jerusalem, and many did not merit to see her. This is the story of my aliya journey to the special city. Holiday Packages
Harav Baruch Gigi "I Have Set Watchmen upon Your Walls" Jerusalem brings together the material and the spiritual, heaven and earth, the monarchy and sanctity, the Temple and the royal city. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital Burst Forth and Sing Together, Ruins of Jerusalem Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Yerushalayim, the Joy of the World Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Yerushalayim - Seat of Sanctity and Royalty Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Messages of Jerusalem The Gemara (Bava Kama 82b) lists ten rituals that were not performed in Jerusalem, including the egla arufa (decapitated heifer), declaration of an ir ha-nidachat (idolatrous city), etc. The reason for this unique status was that Jerusalem, unlike all other portions of Eretz Yisrael, was not given to any of the tribes. Holiday Packages
Rav Yitzchak Levy The Significance of the Name "Jerusalem" What is the significance of the name "Jerusalem" (Yerushalayim)? Holiday Packages

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