For 1,900 years, the Land of Israel sat desolate. As Mark Twain wrote in 1867, it was “a hopeless, dreary, and heartbroken land.” When the State of Israel was re-established in 1948, the Jewish People returned en mass for the first time since the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple 1,879 years earlier. Despite a massive invasion by seven Arab armies, the reborn Jewish State survived, nothing short of a modern miracle. Nineteen years later, in June 1967, Arab armies again mobilized to destroy the Jewish State, and this time an even greater miracle occurred; with the help of Hashem, the IDF not only repelled the enemy but liberated Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The biblical heartland where Jews walked, lived, worked, and worshipped in ancient times was once again under Jewish control.