During the week of Passover, Ateret Cohanim is offering free guided tours of the Old City’s Muslim Quarter, giving Jewish and Christian visitors a rare opportunity to see first hand an unknown part of the saga of the Jews’ ongoing return to Jerusalem.
The month of Elul marks a period of preparation leading up to Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and, ten days later, the holiday of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The primary tool to aid Jews in preparing for repentance is the shofar, a specially prepared ram’s horn, which is blown every weekday of the month during morning prayers.
Rabbi Yisrael Ariel recalls his invovlement in the IDF paratroopers’ battle to secure the Temple Mount during the Six Day War
‘Lag B’Omer is an opening that can bring in great light or great darkness,’ the rabbi said, noting that the Six Day War came less than one week after Lag B‘Omer in 1967.
Many expect to see the largest increase in Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount since the destruction of the Temple 1,947 years ago.
A group of 15 Jewish families in Hebron took up residence in two buildings situated near the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs (Ma’arat HaMachpela) on Monday night, which they have named Beit Rachel (the House of Rachel) and Beit Leah (the House of Leah).
‘He was and will remain forever one of the ‘flowers of fire’ of our national revival in the State of Israel,’ said Culture Minister Regev.
The rebuilding of the Jewish settlement bloc in the Judean hills after decades of destruction and devastation is a literal fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.
In the center of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem stands a magnificent and breathtaking building.
While the miraculous events of 1967 took most Israelis by surprise, there was one Jew who precisely foretold of their occurrence – two centuries ago.