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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 25 Jan 2019 08:20 PM and ends Sat 26 Jan 2019 09:20 PM
כ"ח אייר ה' אלפים תש"ע
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrates the anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem after nearly 2,000 years and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Yom Yerushalayim a minor religious holiday to thank Hashem for the 6-day victory and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of "Next Year in Jerusalem". The day is marked by state ceremonies, memorial services for soldiers who died in the battle for Jerusalem, parades through Jerusalem, reciting the Hallel prayer in some shules, singing and dancing etc.
Over 150 people attended the communal prayer service held at Mizrachi Synagogue last night jointly organised by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, Mizrachi Organisation and the COSV. The evening featured an inspiring address by Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, President of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria. Tefillot were lead by Chazan Yechezkel Braun.
In a wonderful show of unity and solidarity for Israel and our people, many Rabbis from across the community participated by reciting prayers and Tehillim including Rabbis Yaakov Barber, Meir Sholomo Kluwgant, Ian Goodhardt, Aryeh Berlin, Yishroel Sufrin and Philip Heilbrunn. The Presidents of Central Chabad Synagogue (Ian Harris) and Blake Street (Eugene Berkovic) were given the honour of Petichah. The evening also featured Chazan Brett Kaye and the Central Shule Choir.
Rabbi Heilbrunn blowing the Shofer
Part of the audience at Mizrachi Shule
addressing the audience