29 November Celebrated in Jerusalem

November 29, 1947

Important enough to be the name of a Jerusalem street.

כט November street sign in Jerusalem for 29 November

It was the day the UN passed Resolution 181

to re-establish a Jewish State in our ancestral homeland.

“The UN Vote: Then and Now”

was the theme of a November 29th conference

AACI Israel forever foundation Danny Ayalon

featuring former Ambassador Danny Ayalon as the keynote speaker.

Workshops were held in the afternoon on topics

which included delegitimization, antisemitism,

Anti-Zionism, BDS, Hate Bias, and Jewish rights.

The morning panel on Public Diplomacy on Shaping Social Action

was moderated by former Jerusalem Post editor Steve Linde.

November 29 UN vote then and now

 Barry Shaw, Olga Deutsch, Avital Leibovich, Asher Fredman,

and Ashley Perry (left to right) spoke about current advocacy.

Zipporah Porath witness to November 29 in 1947

 Zipporah Porath gave her eyewitness account

of the excitement that filled the Jerusalem streets many years ago

when the UN made possibly its first and last pro-Israel proclamation.

The World Zionist Organization marked 70 years since the historic vote

29 November celebration Jerusalem

with music and Israeli dancing.

Zionist leaders were again on the balcony watching the proceedings.

29 November celebraton

That is Yaakov Hagoel and Avraham Dudevani on the left, Natan Sharansky in the middle,

and Theodore Herzl on the right side of this photo.

29 November at Jewish Agency buidling

Lights and visuals were projected on to the building.

Could Theodore Herzl imagine such a scene?

actor as Theodore Herzl at Jewish Agency

He certainly never imagined David Ben-Gurion taking a selfie

while standing there next to him.

The date of November 30, 1947, marked

 the beginning of the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries,

the Jewish Nakba Day.

Most came to Eretz Yisrael,

and after many hardships, began new lives.

This year Sigd was celebrated on November 30.

After thousands of years of going to mountain tops

Sigd on Tayelet

and yearning to return to Jerusalem,

the Ethiopian holiday has become an official Israeli one.

November 30 at night is also Rosh Chodesh Kislev,

so besides Israeli and Ethiopian dancing,

Hanukkah donuts

the streets are beginning to be lined with suffganiot,

The Hanukkah donuts season has begun.

4 thoughts on “29 November Celebrated in Jerusalem

  • November 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm
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    Mazal Tov on the new addition. Hamone Nachat from her and the rest of your gang. Thank you for the update from my beloved Jerusalem Streets. Kislev/Chanuka is one of the more difficult times of year for me to be so far from Home but your newsletters help 😉
    Chodesh Kislev Tov U’Mevorach!
    P.S. Tried emailing you directly but it kept bouncing back. What’s up with that?!?

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    • November 30, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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      Sorry for emails bouncing, mix-up with new website and old addresses. I hope to get glitches out asap. Thank you for lovely comment.

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  • December 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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    mazal tov on your new granddaughter! wasn’t it yesterday that I taught her mother, or aunt (don’t know which of your children had this lovely baby) in first grade. really feels like it. really enjoy your blog every week. makes me want to at least visit if not move to our homeland. best regards to the rabbi. joani a.

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