Is May 8 2013 Part Of A Jewish Celebration?
The following is a collection of holidays, commemorations, observations and celebrations for the Jewish community during Wednesday, 2013-05-08. For more information on the equivalence of dates in the Hebrew calendar and other calendars, please see Hebrew Calendar 5773.
Day 43 in the Counting of the Omer [minor]
Jerusalem Day: [israel] Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967 (46 years ago). The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank God for victory in the Six-Day War and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of "Next Year in Jerusalem". Jerusalem Day is known in Hebrew as Yom Yerushalayim. Israelis mark the national holiday with state ceremonies, parades and memorial services.