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Jerusalem Day – 5775

Jerusalem Day, 5775, is celebrated on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Rav Oury Cherki, presents a video message for the holiday.

On Jerusalem Day, we mark the return of Israel to Jerusalem after 2000 years of exile. Jerusalem is at the center of all the continents – Europe, Asia, and Africa. Here we can meet the entire world, and from here we can shin on the whole world.
The echos and the innermost sounds of prophecy have been felt more and more ever since the nation of Israel returned to Jerusalem, in the Six Day War. In essence what happened is that for the first time in the modern world an event of biblical proportions took place,
Ever since the Six Day War we began to open a new direction in the development of human knowledge by which Israel can finally pass on the Divine message. It is an opportunity for the entire world to come and hear the word of God – in Jerusalem.
In the Song of Songs, Jerusalem is called “the neck” of the world. Jerusalem is a “neck,” a channel, which links us to infinite worlds. A battle is raging over Jerusalem, because all of mankind instinctively feels that Jerusalem is the motive force which gives the world its energy. We, the nation of Israel have been privileged to return to this place, from which we can bring an abundance and a blessing to all of mankind,

Rabbi Oury Cherki

Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center. He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

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