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  • G’mar Chatimah Tova, A good Yom Kippur to Jerusalem’s Supporters!
    Yom Kippur begins in a few hours. It is the Day of Atonement, the climax of the past weeks of teshuva (working toward bettering ourselves). As always, all prayers and requests from Hashem are directed toward the Temple Mount in the heart of Jerusalem. We pray for the peace and safety of the Land of Israel, with Jerusalem as our eternal unified capital. Thank you to all of Jerusalem’s supporters. Wishing all of us health, happiness and peace!

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  • Rosh Hashanah :: The Shofar Blasts in Jerusalem

    Tonight begins Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is one of the most significant days in Israel’s calendar. The holiday when the special service of the High Holidays took place in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. One of the highlights of the holiday is the Shofar (ram’s horn) blasts that remind us of repentance and the history of the Israeli nation. Amongst other central times and events, the Shofar blasts remind us of when Abraham bound his beloved son Isaac in a demonstration of his dedication to Hashem — ready to even slaughter his son as a korban (an offering) to Hashem. Of course, we all know that Hashem subsequently instructed Abraham to instead bring a dedication offering of a ram that he found in the thicket on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem — the very location where the future Holy Temples were built by the ancient Israelites. Jews will gather around the world during Rosh Hashanah to blow the Shofar — and they will pray and remember Jerusalem, asking Hashem to protect and fully rebuild our eternal unified capital!

    This article shares more about Jerusalem, Jewish history and the Shofar…

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    12 Instances of Shofar-Blowing in Jewish History

    Article Courtesy: Chabad.org

    The shofar is an instrument made from a hollowed-out ram’s horn. Throughout Jewish history, it has been sounded in a variety of situations. Here are some instances of shofar-blowing in the past, present—and future:

    1. On Rosh Hashanah

    Following the biblical command, the Jewish new year is jump-started with the blasts of the shofar on the first two days of the year (Rosh Hashanah). Through blowing the shofar, we are coronating G‑d as King of the universe, renewing our pledge of loyalty for another year and assuring His continued care and protection for all His creations.

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  • Jerusalem, Israel’s Eternal Unified Capital :: World Recognition Continues to Grow
    Another nation has expressed their intention to publicly and clearly recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This is a reality of history, the present and the future of Jerusalem. This article shares more…

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    Armenia to open embassy in Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: Ynet

    Armenia announced the establishment of an embassy in Jerusalem Thursday afternoon.
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement welcoming the Armenian initiative.
    “Israel welcomes this decision, which reflects well on the significant progress in state relations between the two countris over the past year,” the statement read.
    Foreign Minister Israel Katz also welcomed the decision, saying “this decision indicates the rise in Israel’s strengthening position in the world”.

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  • Amazing Discoveries in Jerusalem Show Hard Evidence of Israel’s Ancient Kingdom in the Capital
    There are constant archeological digs taking place throughout Israel. Many of these research digs take place in Jerusalem and discover amazing artifacts. There’s a steady stream of artifacts coming in all of the time that show Israel’s ancient history in Israel, in genergal, and in the capital city, in particular. Some of these finds actually directly relate to biblical personalities and stories — showing the fact that Jerusalem has always been Israel’s unified eternal capital!

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    Tiny First Temple seal impression found with name of Bible-era royal steward

    Article Courtesy: Times of Israel

    A minuscule 7th century BCE clay sealing reading “Belonging to Adoniyahu, the Royal Steward,” was recently discovered in the City of David’s sifting project.
    In earth excavated from the foundations of the Western Wall under Robinson’s Arch in 2013, a national service volunteer some three weeks ago unearthed the one-centimeter inscribed letter sealer bearing the ancient Hebrew name of a character found several times in the Hebrew Bible, Adoniyahu, literally, “The Lord is my Master.”

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  • Honduras Affirms The Truth About Israel’s Capital — Jerusalem
    Honduras becomes the next country to publicly declare the truth — that Jerusalem is indeed Israel’s unified eternal capital. They are now taking hard actions to demonstrate this truth. Israel welcomes this move as another step in the fight for TRUTH and JUSTICE… and encourages Honduras and other countries to continue in this pathway…

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    Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    Article Courtesy: Times of Israel

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Israel on Friday to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.

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  • 1919 :: Jerusalem Mufti Protests Israel’s “Occupation” Decades Before Its Existence!
    The famous ruse of recent years is that Israel’s “occupation” of Jerusalem and other parts of Israel is the cause of Muslim terrorism. However, the Islamic extremism and attacks predate the creation of the modern State of Israel by several decades! You simply can’t blame the “Israeli settlements” since 1948 and 1967 when you talk about the Muslim Arabs who began murdering Jews in an organized, nationalistic and religious zealous manner as early as the year 1919! The fact is that the Muslim occupiers of the Land of Israel know that the Jewish Nation has returned to their birthright that preceded the creation of Islam — and this fact is disturbing to them. Please SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem and Israel!

    Photo: Muslim Grand Mufti of Jerusalem inspecting Arab Nazi troops

    Did Arab Violence Really Start With the ‘Occupation’?

    Article Courtesy: Honest Reporting

    Arab violence is frequently justified because of the “Naqba” of 1948 and the “occupation” of 1967.
    After all, they insist, Jews forced Arabs from their homes and villages, so the Arabs have a right to fight to return to their ancestral property.
    But if those are what the Palestinians are truly fighting against, how are we to understand Arab violence against Jews before the wars of 1948 and 1967 took place?
    What is their explanation for Arab violence against Jews in the 1920s?
    Yes, the 1920s!

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  • Tisha B’Av :: Mourning Over the Destruction of Jerusalem
    Today is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar — the fast day of Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av). It is the culmination of 3 weeks of sadness and reflection over the different stages in the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples thousands of years ago. For these thousands of years the Jewish People around the world continually commemorate this day — and in fact, the entire 3 weeks. This is a fact that demonstrates the centrality of Jerusalem for the Jewish Nation. This is precisely why Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal unified capital. This article gives us some further insight into the fast of Tisha B’Av.

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    18 Tisha B’Av Facts Every Jew Should Know

    Article Courtesy: Menachem Posner, Chabad.org

    1. Tisha B’Av Is the Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar
    Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av (Aug. 10-11, 2019), is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Referred to by the prophet as “the fifth [month] fast,”1 it is second in severity only to Yom Kippur, which is mandated in the Torah.
    2. It Commemorates Several Tragic Events
    Both Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed on this date. The First Temple was burned by the Babylonians in 423 BCE and the Second Temple fell to the Romans in 70 CE, unleashing a period of suffering from which our nation has never fully recovered.
    In fact, the tragedies of the 9th of Av predate the destruction of the Temples: this was the date upon which the spies returned from the Promised Land with frightening reports and the Israelites balked at the prospect of entering the land.
    In 133 CE, the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans ended in defeat. The Jews of Betar were butchered on the 9th of Av and the Temple Mount was plowed on the same date.
    Later on in our history, many more catastrophic events happened on this day, including the 1290 expulsion of England’s Jews and the 1492 banishment of all Jews from Spain.

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  • Jerusalem :: The Place Where the Jewish Nation Connects to God
    Jerusalem is the place where the Jewish Nation focuses our thoughts and prayers, no matter who we are and no matter where we are in the world. It is therefore quite natural for people from around the world to feel and share their Jewish connections in Jerusalem, the eternal unified capital of Israel.

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    Article Courtesy: Jerusalem Post

    London’s Mayor Boris Johnson confirmed on Wednesday during a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem that he has Jewish ancestry.
    “Yes, I have Jews in my family from Moscow, some of them rabbis,” he told Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites. “That’s on my mother’s side.”

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  • Three Weeks of Mourning for the Destruction of Jerusalem
    This week begins the three weeks of mourning for the Jewish Nation. It is a time of intense sadness and inner reflection regarding the events that led up to the destruction of Jerusalem in general, and the Holy Temple in the heart of Jerusalem specifically. These weeks culminate with Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the month of Av). This article explains more…

    The Three Weeks

    Article Courtesy: My Jewish Learning

    The three-week period in summer that begins with the fast of the 17th of Tammuz and climaxes with Tisha B’Av is known simply as “The Three Weeks.” It is a time of grieving for the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. This mourning period was first mentioned in the biblical Book of Zechariah in the Prophets — and, since then, it has been observed as a period of sadness.

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  • Jerusalem Caught in the Middle of Arab Multinational Politics
    Various Arab countries throughout the world have political disagreements with one another. More specifically, they have brewing arguments with the “palestinian authority.” And, in turn, these issues manifest themselves in ways that directly affect Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. This article explains more…

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    How Fault Lines in the PA and the Arab World Affect Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: JCPA.org

    In a general sense, east Jerusalem is disengaging from Ramallah and the West Bank and connecting with Israel. However, tensions over the Temple Mount are hard to control and may change this situation completely. The process of connecting to Israel shapes the city, but undermining the order on the Temple Mount may affect the whole of Jerusalem.
    The process of connecting east Jerusalem to Israel runs parallel to the crumbling of the Palestinian Authority. Divided Hebron has close connections with Jordan, there is tension between Jenin and Ramallah, and Ramallah, which represents the “Palestinian concept” more than anywhere else, vigilantly watches over a headstrong Nablus, following the appointment of prime ministers from Nablus.

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