A simple greeting this week, wishing all a restful Shabbat.
The Jerusalem, Israel week was filled with the sounds of music.
Popular singer Avraham Fried was a highlight at the gala dinner of the Steinsaltz Center in honor of the 80th year of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.
The following night, at one of the many schools Rabbi Steinsaltz founded in Jerusalem, hundreds of elementary school children performed on a large outdoor stage with professional lights and sound equipment, to celebrate the 70th year of Israel at their end of school year performance.
I will spare you the videos from the hours-long impressive performances.
However, will end with one photo taken during the finale.
The theme of the evening was ושבו בנים לגבולם
Veshavu Banin Legvulom
“Your children will return to their land.”
The fourth Jerusalem Unity Prizes were awarded in Jerusalem, Israel.
Initiated in memory of three the kidnapped and murdered teenagers,
Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel z”l
the prizes celebrate the unity the families felt in those difficult days.
Instead of one photo for Shabbat shalom greeting, three short video clips from Beit Hanasi, the Israeli President’s residence, where the ceremony took place in the main hall.
“The Spark of Love” Hebrew lyrics Ehud Banal was sung by Shuli Rand and Guri Alfi.
Birthright participants entered to sing “One Day.”
Hatikvah, the Hope.