Presidential inaugurations are a daylong ceremony. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the District of Columbia, though spots at the official events are, of course, limited. Traditionally, the day begins with a morning worship service. After that, the new vice president takes the oath of office, followed by the president. After they’re sworn in, Trump will give his inaugural address speech.
Once evening falls, the presidential family will attend several formal events around town, including the Inaugural Ball.
Along the way, there are opportunities for numerous musical performances.
In the first video below, Chief Rabbi Goldstein speaks about the Shabbos project.
A friend alerted me to the fact that Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, falls out on Friday. In January the days are short so she wonders how Ivanka and Jared will deal with the schedule.
Will the songs Sholom Aleichem and Eishet Chayil be included as part of the musical repertoire of the evening festivites?
The other day I called attention to a headline at the ibtimes Israel Wants Jews To Pray At Muslim Mosque In Jerusalem: Temple Mount Tensions Grow In Middle East.
Elderof Ziyon references an excerpt from the article.
Some Israeli lawmakers want to allow Jews to pray at an Islamic holy site in Jerusalem, a contentious proposal that is opposed by Middle Eastern leaders and could stroke tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Israel.
The blogger at ElderofZiyon writes the following:
The incompetent reporter doesn't even know that the expression is "stoke tensions," not 'stroke tensions."
The next paragraph of the ibtimes article contains such gems as, "Their policy proposal came as Israeli citizens, activists and politicians gathered at the Knesset-hosted Seekers of Zion conference Monday called the religious known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Al-Aqsa be open for Jewish prayer. The compound sits on top of the Western Wall in Jerusalem and is considered to be Judaism’s holist site."
Personally, I didn't realize that there is such a word as "holist' or that the religious are known to Jews as the Temple Mount.
Another article by the same journalist is titled Israel vs. Palestine: Muslims Demand Dead Sea Scrolls Of Hebrew Bible.
Munir Anis Nasser, a Palestinian representative to UNESCO, said the writings found by a Palestinian sheppard in the caves in the Qumran region in the Judean Desert in 1947 are part of Palestinian heritage.
I didn't realize that the word "shepherd' can now be spelled as "sheppard."
This morning I heard Mark Halperin, speaking on MSNBC, "The responsibility of journalists is to not report on their biases."