Holiday

Yom Yerushalayim

Jerusalem Day
  • Minor Holidays
Yom Yerushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim

יום ירושלים

Yome Yer-oo-Sha-Lie-Yim

“The Day of Jerusalem”

What is Yom Yerushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim marks the miraculous reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War of June 1967.

When is Yom Yerushalayim

Iyar 28

Month

Iyar

Alternate Names for Yom Yerushalayim

  • Yom Shichrur Yerushalayim – “The Day of Jerusalem’s Liberation”
  • Yom Cheirut Yerushalayim – “The Day of Jerusalem’s Freedom”
  • Yom Ichud Yerushalayim – “The Day of Jerusalem’s Unification”

Customs of Yom Yerushalayim

  • Prayers – Some communities have the custom to add extra prayers to the service like Hallel and certain Psalms e.g. 107.
  • March of the Flags – Some people take part in a celebratory flag march from Gan Sachar, a park in central Jerusalem, to the Western Wall. This is accompanied by israeli flags, music and dancing.

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By: Eliyahu Berkowitz

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