Jerusalem Day Photo Favorites

In most of the world you would be lucky to find people

celebrating or even remembering Jerusalem Day.

But here in Jerusalem, the celebrations,

events and ceremonies are too many to list, everything

from Mayor Nir Barkat and Rav Shear Yashuv Cohen

speaking on Shabbat at the Great Synagogue,

to a rock concert in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,

attended by hundreds with the music going all night until 7:00 am.

Took too many photos again this week, so for now I will

 share a few favorites from Yom Yerushalayim,

Jerusalem Day, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Jerusalem photo, actor dressed

Kotel Man? What a great costume on this actor,

who was standing at the entrance of 

Photo of inside Tower of David

the Tower of David Museum, which was open and free to the public.

Nir Barkat photo, Jerusalem photo

Mayor Nir Barkat and his wife Beverly, greeted people and posed

 for photos, and I recognized this couple from the neighborhood.

nir Barkat photo, Jerusalem photo

One family presented the mayor with a gift.

Nir Barkat photo

I wonder where this will hang?

Israeli apartheid

Then they  posed for a photo.

As every year,

photo inside Tower of David Museum

prizes were given here at night to special Jerusalem residents. 

Jerusalem scene photo

Of course, flags lined the Jerusalem streets,

photo boys wearing Israel flag

and covered countless shoulders.

These boys posed outside the entrance to the Kotel, the Western Wall,

after asking me to take their picture.

photo old city walls

On such a busy day, at least one girl was able to find a quiet spot.

photo of dancing on streets

Closed to traffic, Agron Street was anything but quiet.

A group of boys were jumping and waving flags on top of this van,

as others danced wildly to gang-man style blasting music in Hebrew.

photo Jerusalem Day

Tens of thousands of people,

image Jerusalem Day

boys and young men, 

father son on shoulder

father and sons,

image Jerusalem Day

and of all ages, 

image Jerusalem Day crowd

packed King George Street in front of the Great Synagogue.

Jerusalem Day crowd

Girls trying to pass by had to hold on not to get lost in the crowd.

photo Rabbi Druckman

Then Rabbi Chaim Druckman arrived,

as the Flag Parade was ready to dance and march its way to

the Kotel, the Western Wall, for hours more of celebrating,

46 years of reunification of Jerusalem. 


If you have any doubts about why this day is significant,

checkout a special post in IsraellyCool

and for more photos of Jerusalem Day, click HERE.

0 thoughts on “Jerusalem Day Photo Favorites

  • May 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    thank you so much for giving the world a glimpse of Jerusalem through your eyes. You forgot to mention the diversity of the people in the crowds, and the feeling of harmony. How dare those who say Israel is an apartheid state, what fools. If I forget Thee O Jerusalem… Shabbat Shalom!

    • May 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

      I try to show the diversity that I see in my photos that are posted. It was a beautiful day. The Jerusalem Day crowd had tens of thousands of people. It was a huge crowd, it stopped traffic. But no violence, means it is not considered news and ignored by the main stream media.

      • May 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        Toda rabba umevorah TherealJerusalemstreets 😀 Yaffé meod meod :D. Kol hakavod

  • May 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I love to see pictures of our beautiful Yerushalayim Heart of my heart <3. I pray for peace for our country and our Yerushalayim gam. It really hurts me to see occurences like this friday. This is with a broken heart i was waching all the occurence and i am wonder what is happening to our people? Don´t we have already enought troubles to get more? Can´t we have peace? Is that so hard to live in peace with each others? Ohh Yerushalayim my hurt is bleeding for you so much i love you. No one is like you for me, no one and i am so proud to be one of your daughter. I am proud of it really proud and I just wish we could have Peace, that´s all <3


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