כ״ח באייר ה׳תשע״ו (June 5, 2016)
Since the time of King David, except for the 19 years between 1948 and 1967, there has always been a Jewish presence in the ancient city of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.
From 1948 until 1967, the western part of the city was in Israeli hands, while the ancient, eastern part – apart from a small Israeli enclave on Mount Scopus – was under Jordanian control. Jerusalem, divided during the 1948 War of Independence, was reunited in June 1967.
Yom Yerushalayim, also known as Jerusalem Day, commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Jewish control over the Old City after 2,000-year. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank G-d for victory in the Six-Day War. This day begins in the evening on 28th day of the month of Iyyar. This year, Iyyar 28 runs from Saturday, June 4th (after sundown) through Sunday, June 5th (until sundown).
Jerusalem Day is a perfect time to celebrate with some Jewish apps. Check out our selection of few Jerusalem-themed apps.
Rabbi Leibel Reznick‘s book ”Touring Jerusalem: The Jewish Explorer’s Guide to the Old City of Jerusalem” is now available for your iPhone. With your iPhone in hand, take this guided tour of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, replete with up-to-date maps and full-color photos.
Visit the holiest site in Judaism – the Beit HaMikdash in Jerusalem as it once stood over 2000 years ago. Take a 3D virtual tour of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, follow the guided tour or navigate yourself and explore the holiest site in Judaism.
@TheKotel app is your direct channel to the Almighty G-d. With it you can easily and quickly send a prayer to the Western Wall and it will be placed in between the stones. Your geographical location does not matter.
The Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours takes you through the allies of the Old City of Jerusalem in a fascinating journey through time to a city that is the center of religious and spiritual worship for thousands of years.
Seek Out The Welfare of Jerusalem is an analytical studies by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of the Rambam’s rulings concerning the construction and the design of the Beit HaMikdash (Holy Temple), contains essays adapted from the works of the Rebbe which analyze the Rambam’s conception of the design of the Beit HaMikdash.
Appy Jerusalem Day – Yom Yerushalayim Sameach