The Hazelwood’s – Honorable Mensches
May 28, 2008
A special thank you to Frank and Bess Hazelwood who donated a 1977 historic poster commemorating 10 years of reunification of Jerusalem.
Many people, including Jews do not remember or appreciate that a portion of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall was under Jordanian control from 1948 until 1967 when it was captured during the 1967 Six Day War.
During the Jordanian occupation, Jews were not allowed to visit the Western Wall.
It is perhaps fitting that we received this poster so close to the holiday of Yom Yerushaliyim which will be celebrated on June 2nd. This holiday commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967.
The poster has been framed with funds from the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund and will be hung in one of the Religious School classrooms, so future generations may appreciate that Jerusalem was not always united during modern times.