This year, we commemorate 50 years since the Six-Day war in 1967, the reunification of Jerusalem, and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem had a profound impact not only in Israel but also on Jewish communities all around the world. For (at least) several weeks prior to the outbreak of the war in June of 1967, Arab states throughout the region called for Israel’s imminent destruction. In only six days, the IDF (Israel’s Defense Forces) not only handed an astonishing defeat to the several armies that attacked—they also acquired large amounts of land in the process.