Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day

The newest holiday on the Jewish calendar celebrate the reunification of Israel's capital.

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A common citation in Yom Yerushalayim celebrations in Israel is the quote (Psalm 122:4) Ir shehubrah lah yahdaiv-- "a city that is compact together" or "a city uniting all." (This translation is probably influenced by a rabbinic midrash on this verse which interpreted the phrase to reflect events in rabbinic times. In using the citation today, a modern midrash has been built on the rabbinic interpretation.)

The course which Yom Yerushalayim will take in future decades will be influenced, undoubtedly by the political developments which will determine the status of the city in future times.

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