The Blessings of Tefillas Hatal
Spring is in full bloom here in Jerusalem Estates! Despite a couple of rainy days over the Chag, the Jerusalem sun emerged in its full glory over Chol Hamoed and the Amphora Garden blossomed, much to the delight of our residents
A Most Special Atmosphere
The Yom Tov tefillos, derashos and shiurim were held in our shul, Heichal Yaakov Eliezer, an integral part of the Yom Tov atmosphere which brought cohesion and camaraderie to the special community that formed here. An inspiring Yom Tov was had by all, including the residents who have made Jerusalem Estates their home, and the many guests from all over the world who came to absorb the joy of Pesach in Yerushalayim.
Fortunate Are You, Bar Yochai
As we do every year before Lag Baomer, we prepare for an influx of visitors who come to celebrate the hilulah of Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai, and the chalaka and upsheren festivities in Yerushalayim and Meron.
The jam-packed flights these days highlight to us the ever-increasing desire to be in the Holy Land on Lag Baomer, when Eretz Yisroel is permeated by a special feeling of belonging and Jewish fervor. On that night, the many bonfires lit in the memory of Rashbi illuminate the darkness of the night, while the joyous singing spreads its light to Jews across the Diaspora.
תּוֹרָתוֹ מָגֵן לָנוּ, הִיא מְאִירַת עֵינֵינוּ הוּא יַמְלִיץ טוֹב עָלֵינוּ, אֲדוֹנֵנוּ בַּר יוֹחַאי
“May His Torah shield us, it is the light of our eyes, he will intercede for good on our behalf – our master, Bar Yochai.”
We’ll be happy to greet you at Jerusalem Estates, whether you’re a host, resident, or guest come to revel in the beautiful experience of Lag Baomer in Yerushalayim.
וכן הַגִּיעֵנוּ לְמוֹעֲדִים וְלִרְגָלִים אֲחֵרִים הַבָּאִים לִקְרָאתֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם, שְׂמֵחִים בְּבִנְיַן עִירָךְ וְשָׂשִׂים בַּעֲבוֹדָתָךְ.
“Bring us to other appointed times and holidays that will come to greet us in peace, joyful in the building of Your city and happy in Your worship”