Looking for a little inspiration this Yom Yerushalayim? Naturally, MyIsraeliMusic.com can help.
Jerusalem Day, also known as Yom Yerushalayim, holds great significance in Israel’s history and is celebrated annually on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. This day commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967. Prior to the war, Jerusalem was a divided city, with the western part under Israeli control and the eastern part, including the Old City and its holy sites, under Jordanian control. However, in a swift military campaign, Israel captured East Jerusalem, including the revered Western Wall and the Temple Mount. The reunification of Jerusalem became a momentous occasion for Israelis, who saw it as a historic and religiously significant event. Jerusalem Day serves as a joyous celebration of the city’s reunification, emphasizing Jewish historical and religious connections to Jerusalem while promoting unity and pride among Israelis.
Year after year, Israeli singers continue to write love letters to Israel’s capital, breathing new life into this ancient city. We at Israel Hour Radio have devoted several shows to the music of Jerusalem over the years.
On May 22, 2020, Josh presented a special Yom Yerushalayim edition of his then daily Facebook show, “My Israeli Music Live”. During the show, he shared many inspirational songs and videos to help viewers connect with the special nature of the day.
Prefer to listen to a podcast today? In 2022, Israel Hour Radio devoted Episode #1121 to the music of Jerusalem. Listen below:
And in 2019, Mairov and Josh hosted another hour of Israeli music about the holy city:
We hope that the music and memories will help inspire you on this historic and meaningful day. Chag Sameach!