May 2, 2002
Next Thursday, May 9, the 27th of Iyar, we will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim. During the Six-Day War, Israelis recaptured Jerusalem from the Jordanians. Israel instituted a day of celebration for this event, calling it Jerusalem Day. Although Jerusalem is a source of bitter contention these days between Israelis and Palestinians, we still celebrate this day, one that reminds us that Jews are finally able to visit the Western Wall.
Here is a great book that will teach you all about the history of Jerusalem!
"Jerusalem 3000 : Kids Discover the City of Gold" by Alan Paris. Illustrated by Peter Gandolfi (Pitspopany Press, $16.95)
Young time travelers guide the reader through 3,000 years of Jerusalem history. Lavishly illustrated, it also includes a timeline of Jerusalem's history.