Bird diving in near Jerusalem lions fountain; flower pot in Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem; flocks of birds in Hula Valley, Galil; Golan Heights rising up in east near farms in Hula Valley; picnic table in HaKfar HaYarok, the green village for youth; and old city of Jerusalem photos.
Fast Day of Shiva Assar B’Tammuz – 17th of Tammuz – Jerusalem walls were broken by Romans. Three weeks later, Temple was destroyed. Jerusalem has a mix of architecture.
Fifty years ago Jews could not walk here, along the walls of the Old City. Tonight is Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day.
Over 2000 years ago, Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian forces breached the walls of Jerusalem after many years of siege. So today observant Jews around the world fast, a fast called the 17th of Tammuz. It is hard for me to be sad on this day; my family greatly enjoyed visiting Jerusalem recently, and I had […]