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British Chief Rabbi Proclaims May 26 Day of Thanksgiving for June War Victory

Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits of the British Commonwealth has proclaimed Sunday, May 26 as a day of thanksgiving for Jews to mark Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War and the re-unification of Jerusalem. The date corresponds to the 28th of Iyar, 5728 on the Hebrew calendar.

In a pre-Passover broadcast, the Chief Rabbi declared that the “real significance” of Israel’s victory last June “lay not only in the conquest of territory, not even in the relief of two and a half million Jews from mortal danger, but rather in the vindication of Divine promise.”