Friday, May 18, 2012

Jerusalem Day, Yom Yerushalayim, יום ירושלים

This view of Jerusalem may not be a classic, but it's real.  The Jerusalem of today is a vibrant changing modern city.

A lot of people don't like to recognize that. They want Jerusalem to resemble something timeless and mystical.

Real people live in Jerusalem.  It's Israel's capital, but it's also one of Israel's poorer cities.

There's great variety in Jerusalem and constant changes.

Its recent growth, the past hundred plus years, has been do to one factor and one factor only, Zionism-Jews.  No longer do Jews just come here to die. 

Jews come to Jerusalem to live and work and build.

Jerusalem isn't just the past; it's the future, too.

Chag Sameach


aparatchik said...

Mazal Tov. Israel ancient and modern was, is and will continue to be a source of inspiration for millions of non-Jews around the world. Hope to visit your beautiful and fascinating country again soon.

Anonymous said...

you got it, on the money. thats my city.

Alex said...

As we say in our prayers 3 times a day: Baruch Ata HaShem, bonei Yerushalyaim!(Blessed are You, G-d, Builder of Jerusalem!) He's doing it right before our very eyes!!

Batya said...

aparatchik, a, Alex
glad you like them
Jerusalem is like a person, very complex.