Jerusalem in the American consciousness

For many years, only a few Jews lived in Jerusalem. But as the American newspapers reported, “Jerusalem would be revived only by the Jews.”

May 9, 2018 18:02
Two receipts for contributions by Rabbi Tuvia Geffen of Atlanta, January 1911: From Torat Chayim Yes

Two receipts for contributions by Rabbi Tuvia Geffen of Atlanta, January 1911: From Torat Chayim Yeshiva in Jerusalem’s Old City, founded in 1887. The document was written by a scribe. (photo credit: COURTESY AVIE GEFFEN)


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T here is excitement in the air because on May 13 we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. On May 14, the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We have all waited for this dynamic act, ever since the State of Israel was declared on May 14, 1948.

Then, our capital city was labeled as international. President Donald Trump has changed all that.


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