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YEHIEL RATSABI, 74, blows a shofar, an ancient musical horn made of a ram's horn and used for Jewish religious purposes, at the Jerusalem Shofars workshop. The workshop now works at full capacity to meet peaking demand ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur.
Former IDF Chief of Staff, Blue and White Party Head and contender for the role of Prime Minister, BENNY GANTZ, speaks at a political convention organized by the religious Zionist parties ahead of round two of the national elections for parliament scheduled for 17th September, 2019. The Blue and White Party is the only true challenge to Netanyahu's Likud led government in upcoming elections.
A northward view from the City of David depicts the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. The City of David is an archaeological site and home to a park and visitor center managed by the Ir David Foundation, also known as Elad. This association openly aims to strengthen Jewish connection to Jerusalem, create a Jewish majority in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and renew the Jewish community in the City of David, which is also part of the Arab neighborhood of Silwan. The City of David is speculated to be the original urban core of ancient Jerusalem. Religious Jews are in the midst of observing the 'Three Weeks' or 'Bein HaMetzarim', a period of mourning over the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples, a period that will climax on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, observed beginning the evening of 10th August, 2019.