Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Six, Five, Sixty Seven (6/5/1967)

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


  1. GEVALT GEVALT!!!! What has happened to my Bloggish Compadre' '!!!! TWO Tziyonee posts in one day?!?! The Soton has khopped you arain in zahk! Where is your Emunah Tehoirah?

    Reunited with it's HEART???? More like reunited with a tumor that has not ceased to Metastasize to this day!

    You warn us about the Qol Isha? What about all the moving images of Nushim, some with naked arms? SHRAI GEVALT VAIL ESS TOOT AZOI VAI!!!!

    What about the gezel as everyone now knows that Naomi Shemer ripped off the tune for her iconic hit, "Jerusalem of [Fools] Gold" from a traditional Basque ( ironic) Lullaby???? For Shame.

    If I didn't know better I'd say that you read the Jewish Press and Not Pravda...err Yated Ne'eman. Check that. Yated may not depict Nushim but has turned into a Proto-Zionist rag itself.

    (Every 6 months or so I feel it necessary to live up to my name and do some Fundie Braying)

  2. Thanks for the Musar, Bray.

    At times like this I need someone to keep me on the straight and narrow.

    I'm not sure what bothers you about the reunification of Yerushalayim. Please elaborate.

    I don't care where Naomi got her song from. It is pure gold.

    And I did grow up on the Jewish Press. As I'm sure you did to.

    As for sleeveless Nashim, if you can't handle that, you are visiting the wrong blog.

  3. The reunification cemented the Zionists claims to be the sole legitimate representatives of the Jewish People and surrogates for Moshiakh.

    G-d and /or His anointed one won't make the deserts bloom or drain the swamps with eucalyptus...we Zionists will.

    G-d and /or His anointed one won't gather in the dispersed exiles of our People...we Zionists will.

    G-d and /or His anointed one won't establish a Jewish Government in our Homeland...we Zionists will.

    G-d and /or His anointed one won't rebuild the ruins of Jerusalem...we Zionists will.

    All of this was what they crowed until Six dyas later they crowed..

    G-d and /or His anointed one won't conquer the Temple Mount, the site of the Miqdosh TZIYON...we Zionists will.

    And good Satmar sympathizer that I am...I SHOULDN'T have a problem with that?

  4. They must have had this blog in mind when they picked the day to go to war. I suppose the alternate day was six seven. 6/7.

  5. I believe the war started on June 5.


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