Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
Sunday is Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, a commemoration of the Israeli capture of East Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967.
In recent years, this day has been marked by violence as some right-wing Israelis have marched through East Jerusalem, provoking Palestinian residents with racists chants like “let your village burn,” “death to Mohammad” and “death to all leftists.” Instead of being a day for the peace of Jerusalem, Yom Yerushalayim has become a day of violence. We are thankful that this year, the parade has been rerouted to avoid neighborhoods where such violence has happened in the past.
Help us elevate Yom Yerushalayim into a day of peace. Today, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America is proud to launch our Justice for Jerusalem Campaign. We invite you to learn, pray, and act for the sake of Zion.
Jewish tradition speaks of two Jerusalems--the heavenly, perfected Jerusalem and the earthly, flawed one. This year, join us in bringing the earthly Jerusalem closer to perfection.
Rabbi Jill Jacobs