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Jerusalem Day is not quite over

by ben June 03 2008
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Hadag Nachash at Laila Lavan

Just in time to relieve the crashed-out university students and university student wannabes who had celebrated all night at the enormous Laila Lavan event, Flag-carrying Orthodox Jews from across the land kept the party going into the late afternoon yesterday. To the tune of live bands on a Zion Square stage doing their best to connect scriptural references to Jerusalem to the military victory the city witnessed in 1967, thousands made their way from various starting points, through the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall and to the Western Wall (Kotel).

Jerusalem Day on Ben Yehuda St.

Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) might be officially over, but today the celebrations continue, with Shiri Maimon, Subliminal, President Shimon Peres and many others capping off a parade through our major streets with some major pop action over at Teddy Stadium.

Flag Kid and Shiri Meimon

Photo of Jerusalem's own Hadag Nachash rocking Laila Lavan last night (top) courtesy of gellerj from flickr under a creative commons license; marching youth spilling through the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall yesterday afternoon (middle) by Ben Jacobson for Jerusalemite; street musicians and families join in on the flag-oriented fun (above left) by Ben Jacobson for Jerusalemite; Shiri Maimon resting up prior to her Teddy Stadium gig tonight (above right) courtesy Helicon Records.

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