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CORRECTED May 21 Update (working link and Zoom address)

05/21/2020 08:56:58 AM


Happy Erev Yom Yerushalayim!

Here are today’s updates:

  1. YOM YERUSHALAYIM CELEBRATION: Tonight is Yom Yerushalayim, celebrating 53 years since the reunification of our holy city! Our program this evening is as follows (access it on Zoom at

7:45 pm: Introduction: Rabbi Leonard Matanky, Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi 


Greetings from Rabbi David Lau, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel

7:50 pm: Mincha

8:00 pm: “Our Jerusalem”: Rabbanit Racheli Frankel, founder, The Jerusalem Unity Prize and Unity Day Project

8:15 pm: Maariv Chagigit

8:30 pm: “Six days of Miracles”: Historical footage of the miraculous conquest of Yerushalyim

“Jerusalem Is In Our Hands”: The radio transmissions of Col Motta Gur

“Brother in Arms”: Avraham Duvduvani, Chairman, World Zionist Organization

8:45 pm: Reflections from 1967: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, RIETS, Yeshiva University

8:55 pm: “Yerushalyim Shel Zahav”: Chazan Netanel Hershtik

9:00 pm: “The Three Paratroopers”: Reunion of the three soldiers from the famous picture at the Kotel in 1967.

“The Eternal Beauty of Yerushalayim”: Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University

9:10 pm: Acheinu: Lt. Col Shai Abramson, IDF Chief Chazzan

Closing: “Bringing the Geula Shelayma”: Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Incoming Exec. VP, Orthodox Union

9:20 pm: EXTRA FEATURE: Concert by Yonatan Razel

  1. “VAYICHAN” PROJECT: Yeshivat HaKotel, in conjunction with the OU and MIZRACHI, is presenting an UNPRECEDENTED worldwide Achdut event! In preparation for Shavuot and Matan Torah - when 3332 years ago, we all stood together as one by Mt. Sinai – the world’s leading rabbis, educators and speakers – from the ENTIRE spectrum of Orthodoxy – will be offering presentations over a a 4½ hour period. Click here for an interactive schedule (note the links in the document will not work until it is time for the class). The program begins during our regular Shacharit time; we will NOT be changing our regular time of davening.
  1. DAILY VIRTUAL (NON)MINYAN: Join us at our regularly scheduled times for Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv by logging in at: If you want to call in, dial 302-715-8592 US or 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 948 1926 1580. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THE VIDEO IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SEEN!

Have an awesome day!

Rabbi Joseph Friedman

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781