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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 01.06.11 | 17:33 (IDT)

    I have never read Gilad Meiri, and will gladly do so. What I wanted to say is that for us Jews in the diaspora, Jerusalem is the axis mundi, the old tree we revolve around. Sometimes we confuse the Yerushalaim shel ma'ala (the celestial Jerusalem) with the Yerushalaim shel mata (the incarnated, real one). But regardless od all the sad, worrying truths Yossi Sarid lays out well, we need a day to specially focus on our link with Jerusalem. I have done so on Yom Yerushalaim, because of the simple name: Jerusalem Day. I never checked beyond the fact that it was the day when the siege and the prohibition for Jews to pray at the Wall of the Temple, ended in rapture as the IDF soldiers said they reached it. I connect with that moment, and I need my day. I love Jerusalem, I need Jerusalem, maybe Jerusalem need me too. Cancelling this day... Wouldn't it be like forgetting our right arm? And failing to denounce what's wrong... wouldn't it be like having our tongues stuck in our palate?

    from the article: Jerusalem Day celebrations will not cover up the city's rot and discrimination
    First published 02:25 01.06.11 | Last updated 02:25 01.06.11
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