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Yom HaAtzmaut

Being an Israeli, one of the hardest things to deal with, and as far as I know it is unique to Israel, is the seemingly unbelievable and immediate passage between sorrow and celebration, as portray

Hanan Cidor

My love affair with Israel began in 1972 when I journeyed for the first time with my immediate family.

Vanessa M. Ehrlich

“Did you know?” asked my husband’s Israeli granddaughter, at 16 indignant and adamant. “Reform Jews don’t believe the State of Israel should even exist!”

Kate Judd

A remarkable new survey was released just before President Obama’s visit to Israel.

Rabbi Evan Moffic
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In the 20th century, three new holy days were inserted to the Jewish calendar based on the massively significant events of the Shoah and the Establishment of the State of Israel: Yom HaShoah v’Hagveurah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzmaut. 

Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn

Blessed are You O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who differentiates between light and darkness, between Israel and the nations, between sadness and joy, between war and peace, bet

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein

Shabbat and Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. On the surface, these holidays have little in common. One has existed literally since the beginning of creation, the other since 1948.

Miriam Farber

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