This year marks the 51st anniversary of the re-unification of the Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). Chaim Weizman, the first President of the State of Israel, explained the illumination that Yerushalayim would provide for the world: “Jerusalem holds a unique place in the heart of every Jews. Its restoration symbolizes the redemption of Israel…To us Jerusalem has both a spiritual and a temporal significance. It is the City of God…it is also the capital of Davidand Solomon…It is the center of our ancient national glory. It was our lodestar in all our wanderings. It embodies all that is noblest in our hopes for the future…Even though our Commonwealth was destroyed, we never gave up Jerusalem…It seems inconceivable that the establishment of a Jewish State should be accompanied by the detachment from it of its spiritual center and historical capital.