Kol Isha Warning: Mute the sound, as the video is worthwhile without sound.
Six days in June changed the Jewish world forever. Whereas in 1948 the Jewish People regained ownership of their former homeland, it wasn't until the capture and unification of Yerushalayim that the body was reunited with its heart.
We live in an amazing era. We can board an airplane in America and touch Israeli soil the same day. Imagine that we lived only 100 years ago. A lengthy boat ride would have taken up our entire vacation and we would not have been able to visit Eretz Yisroel. Yet we are so privileged to live in the age of jumbo jets, cell phones and GPS.
The above video takes one back to 1967, shortly after the Six-day War. The visitor can see the Old-City of Yerushalayim, Shechem, Chevron and Bais Lechem. It is amazing how some 45 years later, some things are still the same and others are so different.
For those who can enjoy the audio, the Yerushalayim Shel Zahav is reminiscent of an age gone by. I remember how people would listen to that song over and over to relish the victory of unification. I remember a similar feeling of jubilation following the Raid On Entebbe in 1976.
Dedi is featured when the video visits Chevron, and Yigal Calek's Kol Beramah is so appropriate for the visit to Kever Rochel in Bais Lechem.
Sometimes we don't realize Miracles because they seem so natural. Yet in my lifetime I was privileged to tour Eretz Yisroel from Aco to Taba in addition to East to the Mediterranean Sea, and everything in between.
May we be Zoche to the true Geula Shlaima B'Mheira.
Hat Tip: LifeInIsrael