Should one recite Hallel on Jerusalem Day?

19.05.2012                      27.Ijar. 5772                    Behar-Beschukotai; Tag 42 des Omer

Frag den Rabbi:

Should one recite Hallel on Jerusalem Day?

There remains a strong sense that beyond barbecues, we must manifest our gratitude in religious expression.

Since 1948, religious Zionists have debated how to religiously celebrate our national sovereignty. Among rabbis and laypeople alike, there remains a strong sense that beyond outdoor hikes and barbecues, we must manifest our joy and gratitude in religious expression. This sentiment only grew stronger after the grand victory of the Six Day War, when new questions arose regarding the celebration over Jerusalem’s reunification….