Touring around on Jerusalem Day

May 18, 2017 21:03

The whole country becomes Jerusalemites to celebrate half a century of reunification

AN AERIAL view of the Old City of Jerusalem.

AN AERIAL view of the Old City of Jerusalem.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Now that we’ve recuperated from our Yom Ha’atzma’ut (Independence Day) celebrations, it’s time to gear up for Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), which falls on May 23 this year. Israel’s capital, which has a special day dedicated solely to its reunification, is preparing lots of events, tours, shows and exhibitions for this significant day. This year, Jerusalem is celebrating 50 years since it was liberated, and in honor of this momentous occasion, the celebrations will be spread over an entire week, with the apex arriving at the weekend.

Naturally, most of the events will take place within the walls of the Old City in the Jewish Quarter. There will be an audio-visual performance with the participation of singers such as Avraham Tal, David D’Or and Sarit Hadad. If you’re interested in joining a guided tour, Yad Ben-Zvi will be leading excursions throughout the weekend, which will include culinary stops and tales of important events that took place in Jerusalem throughout history. Guided tours of Safra Square will also be available, which include a KKL-JNF photography exhibition titled “We have returned to the water cisterns.”


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