Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Jewish centric post

Well, on Sunday, in Chicago is Israel Solidarity Day. There are walks for Israel in 6 to 8 parts of the Chicagoland area. I will be walking in Rogers Park. Others will be walking in Lakeview/Lincoln Park, Highland Park, Hyde Park (home of the Man-God Barack Obama).
Anyway, this is a good thing for Israel and the JUF (Jewish United Fund). Coincidentally, Sunday is Lag BaOmer, or the 33rd day of the Omer. On the 33rd day of the Omer, Rabbi Akiva's students stopped dying because of a punishment that G-d inflicted upon them for not showing proper respect (or Kavod) to each other. There are bonfires in Israel, particularly in Meron.

On May 15 or 16, in two weeks, there's another important day on the Religious Zionist calendar. It's called Yom Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem Re-Unification Day. That's the day when the Jews re-took control of Jerusalem and the Western Wall.

Consult with the following blogs for more information on these topics.

http://yeranenyaakov.blogspot.com and http://hirhurim.blogspot.com

1 Comments:

Anonymous Moshe said...

This year with mark the 40th year of the reunification of Jerusalem. Are there any Yom Yerushalayim events happening in the Chicagoland area?

May 02, 2007 8:57 PM  

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