Yom Yerushalayim

Shavua Tov. Tonight is the celebration of fifty-one years since the liberation of Jerusalem. Yom Yerushalayim is a justifiable reason for great celebration.

The miracle of the Six Day War, was one of biblical proportions. It probably was the greatest miracle since biblical times.

It took Joshua seven years to conquer thirty-one kings. In 1967, this was done in six days. Anyone incapable of seeing the hand of G-d is blind.

At times like this, it is incumbent upon every Jew to acknowledge this great with celebration and the recitation of Hallel with a Bracha.

Hakarat Hatov, recognizing and giving thanks to Hashem is a basic principle of the Torah. This certainly must be done on this great day of יום ירושלים. And we need to give thanks again on Monday as we will witness another miracle as the United States embassy moves to Jerusalem. A double Chag Sameach!